Pictureplane has released his new album, Technomancer, today, via Anticon. along with the album release, Pictureplane has released a self-directed, filmed, and edited video for title track “Technomancer.” The video takes place in modern day New York City, though the city has become controlled and ravaged by blood sucking vampires.
Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, made his name chasing unpopular realities and alternate truths across various media. His gallery works, shown on both sides of the pond, collide familiar with fringe. His Alien Body clothing line offers a stylized study of symbology, the occult, and societal decay. And his music – blissed yet shadowy, swirling up vintage strains of house, hip-hop, and noise – treats electronics not as uncannily artificial, but as extensions of our more magical selves. One could, if one was open to such things, visualize the Brooklyn-based artist’s albums and their wild live performances as pathways to a rarer form of realness.
Egedy came into his own while in Denver, Colorado. He had been pursuing a BFA in painting at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, but his day-to-day existence had become the medium. He lived in the legendary Rhinoceropolis warehouse, and helped convert that junkyard-adjacent DIY venue into the hub for the city’s expanding art-punk underground. In that space, his music evolved fast, and Pictureplane was born into a dank stew of harsh sounds, sub-standard living, outsider art, scavenged furnishings, weird smells, and magnificent openness.
In 2011, Pictureplane’s Thee Physical arrived, marking a major leap forward both sonically – Egedy’s voice dripping sex at the forefront of an emotive technoscape – and thematically: tracks like “Trancegender” and “Breath Work” explore sensuality and the human body with gender. Egedy moved to Brooklyn in 2012 in order to stoke alt-rave culture from a more powerful vantage. He has since toured with Crystal Castles and Major Lazer, headlined independent fests in Europe, remixed the likes of Lil B, been remixed by Grimes, made beats for Antwon and Sole, and churned out a stream of self-releases (I.E. Thee Negative Slave Mixtape). In 2015, Pictureplane teams with Anticon to release Technomancer.
11/10/2015 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
11/11/2015 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2015 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/14/2015 – Trees – Dallas, TX
11/15/2015 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
11/16/2015 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
11/17/2015 – E.A.R.L. – Atlanta, GA
11/19/2015 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
11/20/2015 – Voyeur – Philadelphia, PA
11/21/2015 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
11/22/2015 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
11/24/2015 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 – Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
11/26/2015 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
11/27/2015 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
11/28/2015 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/29/2015 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
11/30/2015 – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
12/1/2015 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
12/3/2015 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
12/4/2015 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/5/2015 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
12/7/2015 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
12/8/2015 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
12/9/2015 – Holocene – Portland, OR
12/11/2015 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
12/12/2015 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
12/13/2015 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
All dates with HEALTH