Watch: Brian Chippendale’s Childhood Drawings Become Noise Rock Video
Brian Chippendale, the punk visionary Providence artist and ferocious Lightning Bolt drummer, has turned flipbook drawings he sketched as a middle-schooler into this cool animated video for his noise rock ditty “1000 Years.” It’s like a hand-drawn, stick-figure, fighting and adventure video game—all swords and arrows and dragon mayhem. The track is off the album “All My Relations,” due out March 19, that he recorded under the banner of his solo project Black Pus. He’s scheduled to play Boston on May 3.
His music label Thrill Jockey says: “Tracks like ‘1000 Years’ and ‘Hear No Evil’ bear a snarl and a smile, the sound of wild abandon that is both aggressive and inviting. Chippendale creates maximalist music out of the simple elements of drums, vocals, and an oscillator triggered by the kick drum, looping and repeating phrases and rhythms in a way that can only be called meditative.”