The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


Christian Eede , April 10th, 2017 12:13

Duo return with video for Shannon Funchess-featuring album track

With ADULT.'s new album now out, they have shared a brand new video for the Shannon Funchess-featuring 'We Chase The Sound', which you can watch exclusively above.

The track is the latest single to be taken from the duo's new album, which sees them collaborate with a number of peers and familiar faces, including Funchess, Michael Gira and Douglas J McCarthy.

Filmed and edited by ADULT. themselves, the video features the wearable sculptures of Detroit designer Levon Millross. "How do you visually represent sound? This was our main challenge," the duo said of the video. "We concluded the most effective way to represent sound was by means of light. This then prompted us to invite Levon Millross to showcase his incredible wearable sculptures. Levon's work embodies sound. It is created out of sound, so it was the perfect fit.

"This video reflects the space between art and life. It has an ephemeral quality, which made us instantly think of the work of Jack Smith, specifically his film Flaming Creatures. There is a shared sense of rhythmic power, a placeless and timeless nature, a rawness, which is filled with pulsating, ambiguously gendered, creatures. We find that just when you feel exhausted from the constant strobe and relentless bass, there is a compulsion to watch it all over and over again."

ADULT. will play a number of live shows in the UK later this year including dates at London's Moth Club and Optimo's 20th anniversary festival in Glasgow this August. Their latest album, Detroit House Guests, born from an invitation to a number of musicians to collaborate with them over a matter of weeks while living and creating under the same rooftop, is out now.