Genre-bending art-rock band Bent Knee have revealed a stunning new video for the track ‘Terror Bird’. The track is the third to be released from their forthcoming album, ‘Land Animal’, out 23rd June via InsideOutMusic/Sony. The collection combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/44juYfgipU4
The bands violinist Chris Baum comments: “We all have an idea in our heads of how a good person thinks and feels, good people feel sad when hearing about tragedies, angry when reading about injustices, and happy for other’s successes, but sometimes, our brains fail to meet our own standards and slump into an apathetic mush instead. ‘Terror Bird’ is about fighting our natural inclination to become indifferent toward the world around us. In a globalized, hyper-connected society, it’s a problem we wrestle with now more than ever.”
The band recently released a live clip for the track ‘Holy Ghost’ which you can see here: https://youtu.be/e9QAlYV6qsY
Bent Knee formed in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch.
The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last two albums, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date. During the fall of 2016, the band played for ecstatic audiences as an opener for the U.S. leg of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s farewell tour ahead of signing with InsideOutMusic/Sony.
“We’re very excited to be working with InsideOutMusic/Sony,” said Swain. “It’s wonderful to have our music reach a lot of new ears across the globe through them. It’s an honor to join their roster of prestigious artists and we look forward to a long relationship with the label.”
The band previously released a video for the album’s title track and you can find that here: https://youtu.be/ocn0gkJ2sMY
‘Land Animal’ will be released as CD, LP+ CD & digital download.Pre-order the album now via iTunes or Amazon MP3 and receive the title track immediately: http://smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal
“Mind boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” – NPR
“The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal
“Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe
Bent Knee begin a headline tour in the US on the 1st June.
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