Today, the rising, Atlanta, Georgia-based quintet Warehouse
premiered their new music video for “Simultaneous Contrasts
” via FADER
. Directed by Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos
, “Simultaneous Contrasts” is the band’s first music video and the second song from their new forthcoming album ‘super low’
out September 30th
on Bayonet Records
“Simultaneous Contrasts” follows Warehouse’s recent single - “Reservoir
” - that premiered via NPR Music and was praised by Pitchfork (“the rare song that you could shotgun a beer to and then use the can as a tear-catcher”), Stereogum (“a frenetic avant-punk song, but… also softer, more melodic.”) and more. Singer and lyricist Elaine Edenfield told FADER the song “touches on duality and contradiction, which is lyrically one of the most predominant themes of Warehouse- the having of one thought and the pull of the equally true opposite thought.”
In August, the quintet played sold-out shows on a tour opening Frankie Cosmos, including NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, earning Warehouse rave reviews from We All Want Someone to Shout For (“based on what I heard that night, ‘Super Low’ is not to be missed”), Highlark (“worthy of headlining”), and New Beats, among others. They were also a highlight of Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball Festival earlier this month.
Taking inspiration from the 1980's Athens, GA scene (Pylon, R.E.M., The B-52's) and having a mutual taste for Stereolab and Abstract Expressionist visual art, Warehouse invoke a post-punk style characterized by the spidery and interlocking guitar riffs of Alex Bailey and Ben Jackson, filled by the effortless drums of Doug Bleichner and the agile racing bass riffs of Josh Hughes. The full and textural sound provides a unique body for vocals, added by Elaine Edenfield, whose lyrics can be described as sidewinding and oblique, oscillating quickly between melodicism and contrary roughness, using vocals as more of a physical tool of expression than as a glossy harmony to the sound.
‘super low’ is a more concise continuation of ‘Tesseract,’ while still carrying the prior album's organic and wildly sprawling nature. Largely written in a notorious punk house that was torn down to build a parking garage, the album was finished in a new environment: across from a food mart called 'super low.' The title connotes stark change, but it also hints at the additional psychological undertones of the album's meaning, to move down into more darkly subconscious and deeply endogenous areas of yourself in order to work through them and out. Also contrastingly literal, it denotes Warehouse's self-evident, uncontrived and rough-around-the-edges nature.
Warehouse’s ‘super low’ - the follow-up to their debut album ‘Teserract,’ which earned them praise from Stereogum (“Band to Watch”), Fader, and Brooklyn Vegan - is available for pre-order here: