Daniel Lopatin, the man behind the genius of Oneohtrix Point Never (who is set to release a brand spanking new one in November), also makes music with a guy named Joel Ford. They used to be called Games, remember? As Games, they released a stellar EP called That We Can Play last year, which took the whole 80s revival thing to an entirely new level. Earlier this summer, they released their first full-length album under their new, straight-forward, even more 80s-sounding name, Ford & Lopatin. Channel Pressure (TMT Review) was released on their own Brooklyn-based imprint of Mexican Summer, called Software.
A few days ago, Adult Swim premiered this new video for one of the more catchy tunes from the new release, entitled “I Surrender.” It was directed by Danny Perez (the crazy mo-fo who directed the mind-boggling Animal Collective film, ODDSAC), so of course it’s wacky, weird, and totally trippy. And that psycho girl in it is Natasha Lyonne from American Pie!
• Software: http://www.softwarelabel.net