Monday, November 25, 2013

NETHERLANDS + Alarm

Alarm Magazine presents the premiere of Netherlands' new video for the title track off their latest album, Silicon Vapor.

Directed by Jordan Galland, the "Silicon Vapor" video is a tribute to Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums, with Netherlands frontman Timo Ellis taking on Ben Stiller's role as he leads his hapless bandmates through the iconic fire drill scene.

Alarm calls the tune, "high-energy post-punk... a song that begs to be yelled through a megaphone." A recent review on BrooklynVegan describes the Brooklyn trio as "gritty, high-energy punk/metal, anchored by a huge distorted synth-bass tone; the effect is something like Future of the Left banging out one of Torche's more rambunctious tunes." Although Netherlands is a new name to many, frontman Ellis is a prolific rocker/composer who has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Melvins, John Zorn, and many more over his 20-year career.

Silicon Vapor is out now - the album can be purchased digitally via the band, and a limited double-LP vinyl pressing is in the works. The album was recorded by John Davis, (Moby, The Roots), mixed by Bryce Goggin (Swans, Pavement) and mastered by Ron Shaffer (Tricky). The official record release show is set for November 30th at Death By Audio in Brooklyn.