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Mythless, Featuring Fang Island co-founder Jason Bartell, Debuts “Statue” Video

Mythless, the new outfit from former Fang Island singer/guitar player Jason Bartell who recently announced the release of their debut EP, Patience Hell, via Joyful Noise Recordings on March 16, has premiered the video for “Statue” via Consequence of Sound: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/02/mythless-reveals-the-origins-of-his-new-song-and-video-statue-watch/.

The video was directed by acclaimed visual artist Korakrit Arunanondchai. The Thai artist has been featured in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/arts/design/korakrit-arunanondchai-clearing-gallery-bushwick.html), Vice (https://creators.vice.com/en_au/article/9an5yd/from-hip-hop-to-high-art-korakrit-arunda, The Huffington Post amongst others (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/madelaine-dangelo/korakrit-arunanondchai-pa_b_8022384.html).

“Korakrit is an old friend and collaborator, and his work and friendship have always been a source of inspiration for me. The song Statue is actually about seeing one of his performances in the dome at PS1, which was his largest piece to date at that time,” explained Bartell. “It completely overwhelmed me to the point where I thought ‘this is what death might feel like’ in the best possible way. Once I had written the song I thought it would be an amazing full circle move to have him make the video for it, and he graciously agreed.”

Mythless previously debuted the song “PO” via Brooklyn Vegan, who said of the track, it “has a similar happy-sounding complexity to Fang Island but guitars take a backseat as harpsichord moves to the forefront.”

Patience Hell, which exists at the intersection of trance-metal and meditative-hardcore, also features the shredding, drone-like drums of fellow Fang Islander Marc St. Sauveur. “Fang was a band of friends, and sometimes friends just grow in different directions,” says Bartell, of the demise of the critically-lauded quartet. “Once things slowed down and eventually stopped, it became more imperative for me to have an outlet, so I started to focus on Mythless.”

Pre-orders are available via joyfulnoi.se/PatienceHell. The four-song release is available on 12-inch colored vinyl with music on Side A and custom artwork from Bartell screen-printed on Side B. Bartell is also known for his both his ink and charcoal illustrations, including a series of charcoal on paper illustrations of grills (https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/r3y9kr/the-charcoal-grills-of-fang-islands-jason-bartell.

Mythless tour dates will be announced soon.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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