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Here Is Black Pus' New Video

Music Video Premieres

By Benjamin Shapiro


I'm from Providence, Rhode Island, so I've come to see the Renaissance City's noise-rock elder statesmen Lightning Bolt as my birthright. But I'm also a percussionist, so I've come to see their drummer, Brian Chippendale, as my hero. Brian's solo project is called Black Pus: He put out his first record, Primordial Pus, back in 2011. "1000 Years," the video above, is from his second effort, All My Relations, which is coming out through Thrill Jockey March 19. 

The video is composed of drawing that Chippendale put together in middle school. According to Chippendale,

The flip books were drawn probably in 4th or 5th grade. There are nearly 1000 pages. The cover of the books usually said 'adventurer' on them. Me and friends at the time all drew flipbooks. I remember sitting on the back porch of my house working on them.

You can pre-order All My Relations right here, and the first 100 orders will also receive a tri-color, hand-numbered, screen printed comic by Brian Chippendale himself. Also, if you live in the United States of America, you can check him out on tour this May:

Black Pus May 2013 Tour
05-03 Boston, MA- Cambridge Elks Lounge

05-04 Buffalo, NY- Sound Lab

05-05 Cleveland, OH- Happy Dog

05-07 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle

05-09 St.Paul, MN- Turf Club *

05-10 Omaha, NE- Slowdown

05-11 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge

05-13 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court

05-14 Boise, ID- Neurolux

05-15 Seattle, WA- Black Lodge ^

05-16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

05-18 San Francisco, CA- Hemlock Tavern

05-19 Oakland, CA- Lobot Gallery

05-20 Los Angeles, CA- The Smell #

05-22 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar

05-23 Tucson, AZ- Topaz Tundra

05-24 Albuquerque, NM- Small Engine

05-26 Austin, TX- Mohawk (Inside)

05-29 Atlanta, GA- The Earl

05-30 Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade

05-31 Baltimore, MD- Golden West %

06-01 Philadelphia, PA- PhilaMOCA

06-02 Brooklyn, NY- Death By Audio
*Skoal Kodiak, Seawhores

^MTNS, Numbs

#Foot Village, Street Buddy


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