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  • Showtime Networks’
    Dexter
    Trailer For the 8th & Final Season
    “The Final Symphony”
    Features Dark Seductress Jill Tracy’s
    Ominous Requiem Theme
    “Evil Night Together”

    “I’ll hold your hand while they drag the river, I’ll cuddle you in the undertow, I’ll keep my hand on your trigger finger, I’ll take you down where the train tracks go.” – Lyrics from Jill Tracy’s “Evil Night Together”

    Los Angeles, CA – June 7, 2013 – San Francisco-based Jill Tracy‘s haunting “Evil Night Together,” from the album Diabolical Streak, was chosen by Showtime Networks as the requiem to promote the wildly anticipated eighth and final season of Dexter, which stars Michael C. Hall.  The teaser, which airs through early July, is aptly titled “The Final Symphony,” and features a montage from the series’ past seven seasons to a soundtrack of Tracy’s chilling music.  “It’s like I’m conducting a final symphony,” Dexter says, Requiem for Demonic Dexter.”  The final season of Dexter premieres on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 9:00pm on Showtime.  For more information on Jill Tracy, see http://jilltracy.com.   For more information on Dexter, see http://www.sho.com/sho/dexter/home.

    “Jill Tracy and Dexter are a match made in an alternate heaven.”  – Troy DeVolld, author/TV producer (Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Basketball Wives)

    Mysterious chanteuse Jill Tracy’s “Evil Night Together” song
    used as the soundtrack to Dexter‘s The Final Symphony” trailer (aka A Requiem for Demonic Dexter).
    watch at: http://youtu.be/_dLIWlPKtSc

    “A final bloody symphony… set against Jill Tracy’s moody ‘Evil Night Together,’ the trailer recaps the darkest moments of the series’ past seven seasons, culminating with the shocking murder of LaGuerta (Lauren Vélez) – a murder that could very well be Dexter’s undoing, even though his sister was the one who pulled the trigger,” describes the official Showtime press release.  The teaser, which first aired a mere few weeks ago, already has nearly half a million views on YouTube.

    Jill Tracy
    (photo credit: Michael Garlington)

    
Jill Tracy –
    San Francisco-based singer/pianist/storyteller Jill Tracy transports her audience into a dark and seductive realm, a netherworld of hidden passageways, wonder cabinets, and opium dens. Equal parts danger, decadence and delight, the sultry chanteuse has garnered multiple awards and a passionate following for her beautifully eerie cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and a curious passion for telling strange tales.  With seven albums to her credit, Tracy’s music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, and in numerous independent and feature films.  Her song “Evil Night Together” has become an underground anthem for neo-burlesque, gothic cabaret, and modern belly dancers across the globe.  A “cool barometer” in certain circles, her music was placed in the smash CBS hit Navy NCIS as one of sexy forensic scientist character Abby Sciuto’s “favorite artists.”  Her acclaimed short, The Fine Art of Poisoning (a collaboration with Bay Area filmmaker Bill Domonkos), has won over 30 film festival awards internationally.

    Known for seeking inspiration in peculiar locales, Tracy has conjured music in haunted castles, decrepit gardens, abandoned asylums, and she is the first musician in history to receive a grant from the famed Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, the nation’s foremost collection of medical oddities.  She has collaborated with the likes of Lemony Snicket and Siouxsie & the Banshees’ Steve Severin.  David J, of iconic bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, tapped the mysterious Tracy to rework the goth classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” in her trademark piano style.  Tracy was also commissioned to compose the highly anticipated “Midnight Waltz” for the International Ball of Vampires in Portland, OR.

    For over a decade, she has been named “Belle of the Ball” at the wildly popular Edwardian Ball, a lavish costumed annual event in San Francisco and Los Angeles, drawing thousands of spectators worldwide in homage to artist Edward Gorey.  The melancholic siren has also performed as a “modern day femme fatale” at the renowned Hollywood and San Francisco Film Noir Festivals.  She even starred as herself in the Fox Searchlight film Heavy Put Away, with Gretchen Mol, and acted in (and scored) the award-winning surreal thriller Ice Cream Ants, directed by Jeremy Carr.  Over the years, Tracy has shared the stage in the US and abroad with luminaries such as Nina Hagen, Lydia Lunch, Richard Strange, Skinny Puppy, Jello Biafra, Faith and the Muse, Armen Ra, Lemony Snicket, and David J.  She has been named “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and has been nominated for California Music Awards and SF Weekly Awards.   Listen to Jill Tracy’s music at http://jilltracy.bandcamp.com/ and check out her videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/jilltracymusic.

    Current Jill Tracy Projects –
    Recently, the “musical evocateur” has been intrigued with what she refers to as “spontaneous musical combustion” – immersing herself in bizarre locations laden with notorious histories and curious backstories.  After in depth research, Tracy composes music “on the spot” while within these surroundings, which have included the seldom-played antique Steinways of the historical (and supposedly haunted) Victoria B.C. landmark Craigdarroch Castle, an abandoned 1800s San Francisco medical asylum, and the eccentric Los Angeles mansion of a 19th century murderer.  Tracy is the first musician to ever be awarded a grant from Philadelphia’s famed Mütter Museum, to create a series of work based on its spellbinding collection.  She spent nights alone amidst the Mütter’s grotesque cabinet of curiosities, which includes the death cast and conjoined liver of original Siamese twins Chang and Eng, the skeleton of the Ossified Man, Einstein’s brain, The Cardiff Giant, and the Mermaid Baby.  The  project will include not only a music album based on the Mütter collection, but also an art book and memoir of her chilling experiences inside the museum after dark.

    Tracy has performed at Anne Rice’s Vampire Ball in New Orleans, and will once again perform at this year’s festivities, as well as emcee, on Friday, October 25, 2013.  Also coming up, Tracy will be featured at the Los Angeles Death Salon, a multi-disciplinary exploration of mortality, on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  (Photo on left of Jill Tracy, credit: Audrey Penven)

    
Dexter –

    Dexter is the popular and critically acclaimed American television drama series that debuted on Showtime on October 1, 2006.  Based on novels by author Jeff Lindsay, Dexter follows the life of Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a charismatic blood spatter analyst who works in forensics at the Miami Metro Police Department.  On the outside, Dexter seems like the perfect guy – personable, well liked and respected.  Though, secretly, he moonlights as a serial killer.  Basing his life on the teachings of Harry, his foster father, Dexter only kills people who truly deserve it: he ensures that those who commit horrible crimes will never kill again.  After meeting the psychiatrist who helped create Harry’s code, Dexter must confront his own dark origins in the series’ final climactic season.

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    “An ominous and beautiful requiem theme accompanying the new trailer for Showtime’s final season of Dexter… the montage clip is choreographed to the song “Evil Night Together” by dark music virtuoso Jill Tracy, a FEARnet favorite.” – Gregory Burkart, FEARnet 



    “Jill Tracy creates an elegant netherworld both seductive and terrifying.” – Clive Barker, Iconic Horror Film Director

    “Utterly intriguing, transporting you into a magical world solely of her creation.” – Susan Stamberg, NPR’s All Things Considered 



    “Nobody does dark like Jill Tracy.”  – TV Tropes 

    “Her hypnotic allure is unmatched by mere mortals.” – Nicole Gluckstern, San Francisco Bay Guardian



    “Drop dead original and dark as a drowning pool… I sometimes wonder if Jill Tracy is actually a ghost.” – Jello Biafra, lead singer of The Dead Kennedys and co-founder of Alternative Tentacles

    “A femme fatale for the thinking man.”  – Jane Ganahl, San Francisco Chronicle

    “Equal parts performance artist, musician, and bad-ass icon… Fear not, Jill Tracy is here to deliver us.” – Eve Batey, SFist

    “The cult darling of the Underworld.” – LA Weekly

    “Jill Tracy finds a compelling sensuality in everything, from the promise of one wicked night to the fiery end of the world.” – Eddie Muller, author and founder of Film Noir Foundation

    “Her vampire voice is gothic-ornate in its eeriness, yet ravishing in its chilling charm.”  
- Jennifer Grassman, Washington Times  

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