(April 22, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the PERFECT SISTERS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and through Amazon-On-Demand on May 6, 2014. The album features two exclusive songs, a cover of the Carl Perkins classic “Honey Don't” by Johnzo West, and “The Worst Part/Auld Lang Syne,” performed by the film’s Abigail Breslin and Cassidy Reiff, and original music by Carmen Rizzo.
The 1956 rockabilly classic is featured in one of the more pivotal scenes in the film. "Once we had the song - which has a very subversive lyric when juxtaposed against the dark story unfolding on screen while it's playing - it was important to find an artist who could recreate it with a contemporary, but reverent, feel,” said director Stan Brooks, who also directed the music video. “Johnzo West, an LA rock scene heartthrob, was a perfect choice.”
"I was thrilled when I was asked to cover Carl Perkins' 'Honey Don't' for the film PERFECT SISTERS,” said Johnzo West. "It's amazing how many great songs Carl Perkins wrote, and how many huge artists he influenced, from Elvis and The Beatles to Hendrix and Cash. It's an honor to have the opportunity to pay tribute to Carl Perkins and to have my cover of 'Honey Don't' featured in the film."
The film also features original music by Carmen Rizzo. Producer, artist, electronic musician, composer, DJ, remixer, and two-time Grammy nominee Carmen Rizzo has had a very eclectic career, from writing, engineering and programming on Seal’s classic album Seal 2 to producing and writing for Paul Oakenfold’s Bunka album, and from collaborating with Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu to co-founding the groundbreaking world music/electronic act Niyaz (whose three albums all debuted at #1 on the iTunes world music chart).
As a solo artist, Rizzo received mass critical acclaim when USA Today picked his debut album as number one in their fall music guide. Afavorite of radio station KCRW, his music has been heard in many film and TV shows, from CSI Miami to the HBO series True Blood, and in many Buddha Bar compilations. He also contributed original music to the David Lynch Foundation album alongside Moby and Peter Gabriel.
A pair of abused and neglected teenage girls almost get away with murder in PERFECT SISTERS, a riveting true-crime thriller based on the notorious “Bathtub Girls” case. Sisters Sandra (Abigail Breslin) and Beth (Georgie Henley) learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other. But when their addict mother Linda (Mira Sorvino) makes plans to move the girls in with her lecherous and abusive lover, the girls’ situation becomes unbearable. Seeing no other way out, Sandra and Beth recruit their classmates to help them plan their mother’s murder. When the girls’ guilt spins out of control and they compulsively confess their involvement to friends, rumors that they are cold-blooded killers reach the ears of the authorities. PERFECT SISTERS is a harrowing and heartbreaking look at the teen subculture that nurtured the girls’ murderous fantasies and covered up for them after they committed an unthinkable crime in an effort to create a normal life for themselves.
Gravitas Ventures presents PERFECT SISTERS, currently available on VOD and in theaters. The PERFECT SISTERS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally and via Amazon on Demand on May 6, 2014.