Poet, artist, and Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall has his solo debut on the way, and here is a new song and visual from it. “Open Mouth” is a song devoid of decoration or sheen; an echoic display of experimental arrangement and poetic stream of consciousness lyrics. The accompanying video, directed by UK-based John Bradburn and starring up-and-coming actor Charlie Greenwood, features beautiful yet stirring art house cinematography as Greenwood emotively performs Marshall’s lyrics. The song follows the previously released “Hounds in the Abyss”; watch that here
Available July 23rd via Sargent House, House Of Lull . House Of When is an album crafted around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus. Produced by Seth Manchester in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets, Marshall brought together an impressive group of collaborators to execute his vision in Jon Syverson (Daughters), Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle, Young Widows). With no material solidified prior to their arrival, the strategy was to embrace new sounds, employ the element of chance, and capture the creative process in a song format. The genesis of a song could be anything—a fragmented piano line, a drum pattern—but the impetus was often a non-musical sound. Marshall sourced a lot of his textural contributions from a hardware store all contributing to a proto-industrial rattle-and-rumble reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. The resulting material stands to be the boldest and exciting work of his career.
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