Art d'Ecco Shares New Video, Debut Album Out 10/12

Art d'Ecco Shares New Video, Debut Album Out 10/12

Mysterious Canadian glam-rocker Art d'Ecco has shared a new video for "Who Is It Now?" from his debut album Trespasser (October 12, Paper Bag Records). The video, which stars Mike Lipka and was directed by Matt Eastman, is now available to stream or embed HERE. The audio-only version of the song can be found HERE.

Art recently announced a run of Canadian tour dates, including a recent appearance at Rifflandia and performances at Halifax Pop Explosion and Pop Montreal. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

Watch "Who Is It Now" video:

The Gulf Islands of the Pacific Northwest are an enigma. The islands jut up through the brisk waters of the Pacific Ocean, and just as the likes of Vancouver and Seattle exist at the intersection of opulences both natural and manmade, the islands host multitudes in their lush, hushed red cedar and Doug Fir skyscrapers. Art d'Ecco is one such multitude: an unapologetic, inclusive rock and roll mystic in a wig and lipstick.

When d'Ecco moved into his grandmother's cottage on one of the islands, he hadn't planned on creating a new project. But, as it often does, circumstance charted his course. His grandmother, living with Alzheimer's, suffered a related phenomenon called 'sundowning,' which triggers increased agitation and anxiety around sunset. "The only way to calm this lady down was to sit down at the piano," says d'Ecco. He would play "Bohemian Rhapsody," passing it off asBeethoven. After she was relocated, d'Ecco remained in the empty house where he had played as a child. Draped in memory, he gravitated toward the piano, spending the long, lonesome, quiet nights on the bench before the instrument. This is where Art d'Ecco was created.

He relocated to a new cottage, built a studio and barricaded himself with copies of Deerhunter'sCryptograms, Bowie's Low, and choice krautrock records. In this solitude, d'Ecco would chase tones for hours. The result is a richly-realized confluence of the ferocious spark of those trailblazers and a distinct sadness, with d'Ecco as mad scientist, stitching together these delicious fragments and animating them.

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