The Black Drumset Share New Video For FOR ALL THAT IS YET TO BE

The Black Drumset Share New Video For FOR ALL THAT IS YET TO BE

On March 8 Austin-based band The Black Drumset will release their new album Charged which can be pre-ordered now at iTunes or Bandcamp. This week the band shared the official video for "For All That is Yet to Be" with Post-Punk and the video can also be shared atYouTube. The Black Drumset's Brian Willey told Post-Punk, "The video was a ton of fun to make. We did the whole thing, including preparing the location, shooting, and editing, in 24 hours. It was shot in a 7' x 15' pool so it took some work to create the illusion of a larger body of water. The videography was done by Christopher D. Walker, I did the directing and editing, and the concept was developed by myself, Thao Votang and Christopher Walker. I cajoled a few of my closest friends to be the actors."

Earlier this month, the band released their new single "The Last Beat Of The Last Elk Heart." The single is available to share at Spotify and the official video for the song premiered this week at Austin Town Hall. About the song Austin Town Hall says, "The Black Drumset's latest single is likely to entrance listeners, both in its visual representation but also in the rhythmic pulse of the song. Electronics jab at the listeners ears, sputter in and out of focus, all the while the drum work rides the vibe, minimal and primal, beating with your heart. The video features the song's lead character, in statuette form, spinning and circling amidst pulsing shadows and light. It's a mindf of the most brilliant sort."

Of The Black Drumset's debut album one enthusiastic reviewer wrote, "The album is cinematic and sounds like the genuine interaction people have when they are faced with the impending doom of something out of their control." The comment holds even more true of the powerful new album,Charged. Written and recorded by Brian Willey between 2016 and 2018, it is clearly a reflection of the atmosphere of modern America.

The Black Drumset arrived in 2009 with passionate reviews and a thunderous live show. Reviewers called it "an album of tremendous texture and depth"; "utterly original and exceptionally compelling"; "a semi-drone monster of wonderfully varied textures and expertly crafted soundscapes"; "a seriously assured debut"; "they positively hum with atmosphere".

But just as Willey's project was taking off, a motorcycle crash left him unable to play for months and the project ground to a halt. At the same time, he co-founded and became director of Tiny Park (tinypark.org), an art space in Austin, TX that was initially envisioned as a side project. But with award-winning exhibitions by notables such as Sam Prekop (of The Sea and Cake) and Michael Sieben, and a regular menu of experimental music performances, readings and film screenings, the space quickly became one of the most beloved independent cultural organizations in the city. The Black Drumset was put on an extended holiday.

Now, nine years from the debut, The Black Drumset's new album is complete. The heavy polyrhythms, distorted organs, vocal melodies, analog synths, and soundtrack-like qualities remain, yet in every aspect refined and deepened. Song titles such as "The Last Beat Of The Last Elk Heart" and "There's A Shark In The Boat" convey the album's brooding tone and intensity, yet the nearly ten minute album closer, "For All that Is Yet to Be" hints at what is less obvious but underneath all of the music.

Joined again by Carlos Orozco (Palo Duro) and two drummers for live shows, the genre-bending project melds elements of psych rock, electronic, drone and indie rock.

About Brian Willey: A childhood spent in the hills outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Teenage years spent in punk rock, drugs, Catholic school, and then escape to New York at 18. Lots of bands along the way (Bunny, Ribbon Effect). In and out of the art world (MFA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, gallery founder/director). Lots of moving - NY, Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin. News junkie, tequila lover, nice person.



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