Dean Blunt records a video single, Mersh 12-inch imminent, Black Metal full-length TBC on Rough Trade

Dean Blunt records a video single, Mersh 12-inch imminent, Black Metal full-length TBC on Rough Trade

The increasingly prolific Dean Blunt returned over the weekend in Hype mode on new pollyjacobsen video “Mersh,” a familiar sedentary YouTube scene chopped into twitching slices of white light and dark red, Friday night hyper-reel in place of slo-mo Sunday surreal, though perhaps not by choice: room-tone shit-speaker treble fills the air (“I Am Smoking In A Room”) and a nearly hidden sub-bass line rattles the floor, a head-nodder but only at Blunt’s slumped level. He sits up twice, addresses the camera, and freestyles, haltingly, about the maybe-importance of knowing your limits when feeling anxious or confused and also where dat w33d at. “It’s a problem,” but it’s also the new single.

And it’s a physical single, mate. Mersh as a 12-inch is “imminent” and then, believe it or not, date TBC, there’s a full-length album coming on Rough Trade Records called Black Metal. Not sure if “Mersh” is on both releases but the word on this comes straight from Jah.

Meanwhile there’s the Free Jazz show at Cafe OTO on April 1, maybe that Hype Williams album, maybe a solo Joanne Robertson record, and… a tour with new labelmates Warpaint? (Probably not.)

• Dean Blunt: https://soundcloud.com/cplnd
• Rough Trade: http://www.roughtraderecords.com

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