INDUSTRIAL DUO ECHO BEDS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO + ANNOUNCE U.S. SHOWS “Carved in Stone” appears on their new album Buried Language, out August 17 on The Flenser.
"...channel classic Ministry..." - Revolver
Echo Beds’ inspiration for their new album stemmed from incidents in December of 2016. The band suddenly found themselves locked out of their rehearsal space, and their gear was being held hostage as city officials all over the country cracked down on unsanctioned artist collectives and the various DIY structures where many outsider creators lived and worked. This weighed heavily on them, and they spent the next 8 months experimenting and writing the material what would become Buried Language in their living rooms. Deprived of their usual tools, Echo Beds was forced to improvise using unfamiliar electronics and various cobbled together devices in order to flesh out the embryonic ideas. With the plight of their colleagues fresh in their minds, these new working conditions served to shape the industrial landscape of Buried Language.
DIY has been an ongoing theme with the band and today, Echo Beds have premiered a handcrafted music video for their single and album opener “Carved In Stone.” The band commented: “The director came to the table with the vision and then we started brainstorming as to how we could pull it off on a shoestring budget. We set up like a live show in our friend’s garage, built giant walls made of taped together trash bags around us, borrowed a projector, and played the song repeatedly at show volume while projections cast the light over us. The whole thing cost about $100.”
Watch the “Carved In Stone” video today via Revolver Magazine.
Look for Buried Language to be released August 17th from The Flenser (pre-order here) and catch Echo Beds playing shows in support of the album in August:
August 14 Omana, NE @ Pop 20
August 15 Rapid City, SD @ Nameless Cave
August 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Novo Fest
August 19 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
August 20 Kansas City, MO @ Roller Dog
August 21 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Buried Language, Track Listing:
1. Carved In Stone
2. Buried Language
3. Small Print
4. The Flaw Is In The Design
5. So Many Ways In
6. A Planned Obsolescence
7. Only Surfaces
8. Access Control
9. Still Body