Following on from the blogosphere success of Jason Grier’s tracks “Heart-Shaped Rock” and “Nothing Nothing”, he has finally dropped the first full-length release in his “(anti)love”-themed series with Human Ear. Containing the two popular tracks, as well as four new ones, the Heart-Shaped EP features vocals from Ramona Gonzalez of Nite Jewel throughout. You can listen to it in full here:
But wait! There’s more! “Jeepneys”: also released this surreal video for her song Lats Yerk, directed by Siobhan Aluvalot. Fluorescent, masked dancing bodies and stilted, 1990s-esque digital effects make for some bizarre viewing; fitting for such a bizarre (and brilliant) track.
Meanwhile, Julia Holter has the honour of being Human Ear’s first ever vinyl release. Side A, which you can stream below, gives a sneak peek into her Translations series, in which she interprets global, kitsch songs in her own way by forming surreal poetry from their word sounds. It has to be heard to be understood.