English rock band Black Midi have released a new animated music video for “Slow”, a track that will be featured on their upcoming studio album. Cavalcade, released May 28 via Rough Trade Records. The group also announced a series of tour dates for fall 2021, which are slated to take place in the United States in October.
“Slow” is an eclectic mix of anime genres, with its character designs resembling a modern update to 1970s anime, while the sets blend into hyper realistic settings with old school art. , evoking comparisons with The wild planet. The grandiose and otherworldly instrumental is inspired by Brainfeeder with its cosmic jazz influences and the post-punk roots of Black Midi with its drums and guitar chords.
“The ‘Slow’ video was designed to accommodate the swinging dynamics of the song. Go from calm to chaos over and over again, ”director and animator Gustaf Holtenäs said in a press release. “The video tells the story of a character who creates worlds generated by AI. To emphasize this, I let real AIs generate a lot of backgrounds in these worlds. So they’re partly AI-generated, but it won’t be long before an AI can build the whole thing and create endless iterations of fantasy worlds. It can already create a wonderful random landscape painting in 1 second. “
Last December, Black Midi released two Christmas covers: “Jingle Bell Rock” and “What Christmas Means to Me”, which they performed in their experimental rock style. Last February, Black Midi released an epic 11-minute song called “Sweater,” a song originally released in 2018 before their debut studio album. Schlagenheim.
Fall 2021 Tour Dates
10/4 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
10/8 – San Diego, California – La Casbah
10/9 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
11/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
12/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/14 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
10/15 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
10/18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
19/10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/21 – Baltimore, MD – Union Brewery
10/23 – Asheville, North Carolina – The Gray Eagle Tavern
26/10 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
27/10 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
10/29 – Austin, Texas – ??????????
10/30 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group