Ahead of their headlining tour, which kicks off on June1 in Brooklyn, NY, genre-bending art-rock band Bent Knee have released the stunning music video for their single “Terror Bird.” CLICKHERE to watch via Northern Transmissions.
“We all have an idea in our heads of how a good person thinks and feels,” explained violinist Chris Baum. “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.”
“Terror Bird” is the third track we’ve heard from the band’s forthcoming major-label debut, Land Animal, out June 23rd via InsideOutMusic/Sony. WATCH HERE the live video for “Holy Ghost” and CLICK HERE to see the mesmerizing video for title track, “Land Animal.”
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 Soand 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.
CLICK HERE to pre-order Land Animal on iTunes, with an instant download of the title track.