“Heard Me Right” by Amtrac
Multi/instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Amtrac has released “Heard Me Right”, a track off his third album Extra Time, available February 3rd via Openers. The single is accompanied by a humorously offbeat and surreal music video shot in LA on vintage video tape. Feeling like a slice of VCR-quality nostalgia from the late 80s/early 90s era of music television, the video finds Caleb Cornett (aka Amtrac) running around LA, putting quarters in parking meters and joyfully dancing in the extra time it earns him. The release follows collaborations with Future Islands’ Samuel T Herring on recent single “Domino” and Diplo and Leon Bridges on “High Rise”.
Featuring Amtrac’s own vocals, “Heard Me Right” is a cut of pristine, shimmering throwback of the highest caliber featuring layer upon layer of gritty synths atop a pulsing backbeat. The video’s vintage aesthetic continues Amtrac’s long fascination with the iconic late-90s wave of groundbreaking electronic music visuals in the vein of pioneers like Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, and Prodigy.
Regarding the song and video, Amtrac cryptically alluded to the connection between the visuals and title of his forthcoming LP: “A man takes it upon himself to provide the people of greater Los Angeles with extra time. He can dance, he is strong, he has plenty of coins. Everyone could do with a little more extra time.”
Amtrac 2023 Tour Dates
Friday, January 20, 2023 – Austin, TX – Kingdom
Saturday, January 21, 2023 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum
Friday, April 7, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Velvet
Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Montreal, QC – Newspeak
Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Washington, DC – Flash
Friday, April 14, 2023 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Saturday, April 15, 2023 – Houston, TX – Bauhaus
Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere: The Hall
Saturday, April 22, 2023 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Friday, April 28, 2023 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Saturday, April 29, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Friday, May 5, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop
Friday, May 19, 2023 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Denver, CO – Meow Wolf
Thursday, May 25, 2023 – Portland, OR – Holocene
Friday, May 26, 2023 – Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub
Pre-order Extra Time by Amtrac HERE
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