After recently announcing news of their new album Exi, which is due Sept 9th via Republic of Music, Austin trio Love Inks have revealed a trippy new video for the second single from the record.
Directed by Detroit artist Aaron Valdez, the video for “Sky Machine” is a mesmerizing work. It matches an array of vintage shots & scenarios with the delicate tones of Love Inks, which makes for an incredibly beautiful pairing showing just how sleek this band’s sound truly is.
About the song “Sky Machine”:
“The song is a reference to Yoko Ono, who has always been the main inspiration of Love Inks. Her positivity through 40 years of public scrutiny has made her a higher level person– she turned a lot of hatred into beauty and love. Visually, poetically, musically she is probably the greatest artist of our time period– her aesthetic is both minimal and profound, but always very clean. She’s our main inspiration but not only in a sonic sense, she’s more of a spiritual and artistic guide. ‘Sky Machine’ is an homage to her.”
Love Inks are a minimalist group making music that harkens back to early
80’s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch’s Roadhouse.
The group’s sleek, needle-precise sound comes distinctly from Austin, Texas.
The trio use a combination of delicate guitar sounds, played quietly as if from a 12-foot deep well, alongside a bass, creating both tension and melodic release, in conjunction with an electronic drum machine. The triangle is only completed by Sherry LeBlanc’s voice, which leads the listener through every song, whether it be mellow or dark .The band’s use of silence and approach to instrumentation makes their music direct & sincere harking a real testament to that little old saying, that sometimes less really is more.
09/15 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
(Republic of Music)
Release Date: Sept 9th
1. Shoot 100 Panes of Glass
2. Dawn/ Poem
3. Don’t Hear That
5. Way Out
6. New West
7. Sky Machine
8. Regular Lovers
9. Text Message