The Bullitts Flip Classic TV Theme Tunes, Debut Single Features Jay Electronica x Lucy Liu

Taking their name from Steve McQueen’s 1968 Bullitt thriller, an intriguing new “action adventure” musical outfit by the name of The Bullitts is on the way with a creative concept inspired by the short stories of Roald Dahl.

Information at this point is sketchy but we’re told their first single, “Close Your Eyes”, is due for release in February 2011 and features Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu, followed by the groups’ debut album They Die By Dawn, which also features Mos Def and Tori Amos.

In the meantime, the outfit have been working with the likes of Passion Pit, Kano, Roisin Murphy and Lupe Fiasco on a series of ‘FlixTapes’ – presenting their unique audio-visual take on the mixtape, reinventing classic TV theme tunes and film soundtracks.

The first of these FlixTapes episodes features American electro-pop band Passion Pit reinventing the theme tune to cult TV classic, Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected:

…and on this second FlixTapes episode,The Bullitts re-imagine the theme from cult ’80s sitcom, Taxi:

Not sure where this is all going?

Keep your eyes on thebullitts.com for more information.