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Blanck Mass Shares Video for New Song “Love is a Parasite”

Animated Violence Mild Due Out August 16 via Sacred Bones

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Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power) is releasing a new album, Animated Violence Mild, on August 16 via Sacred Bones. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Love is a Parasite,” via a Craig Murray-directed video for the track. Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Power had this to say about the song and video in a press release: “I wanted to speak to Craig Murray about making the ‘...Parasite’ video as his work definitely bridges that gap between the grotesque and the beautiful that I am so keen on. Presenting the darker theme of globalmass consumerism whilst poking fun at the ‘80s and starring a Drag Queen overseeing chaos wasn’t going to be an easy task but he nailed it.”

Murray had this to say: “It was great to be asked by Ben to work on this which instantly led us to bizarrely mirrored ideas… I decided to set the film in 1983 as a nod to Cronenberg and in order to do that everything from the costumes to the shooting and post production needed to fit. I have a deep nostalgia with this time period and its video formats, so to honor it we shot on a transmission feed which we glitched by plugging and unplugging the cable. I find emulated effects offensive.”

Previously Blanck Mass shared the album’s first single, “House vs. House” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then he shared the album’s second single, “No Dice.”

Power had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “I believe that many of us have willfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated - brought to life by humankind. Violent - insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild - delicious.”

Animated Violence Mild is the follow-up to 2015’s Dumb Flesh and 2017’s World Eater. British five-piece Editors also recently released The Blanck Mass Sessions, which was a new version of their 2018 album Violence, a more electronic, version of the album featuring the original production work on the songs done by Blanck Mass.

Blanck Mass Tour Dates (w/ Helm):

Fri. Sept. 20 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sat. Sept. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Mon. Sept. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Tue. Sept. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Wed. Sept. 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Thu. Sept. 26 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. Sept. 27 - Detroit, MI @ UFO
Sat. Sept. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Sun. Sept. 29 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Tue. Oct. 1 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Thu. Oct. 3 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
Fri. Oct. 4 - Oakland, CA @ Starline
Sat. Oct. 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon

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