The Ah (Star Rover, Delicate Steve, David Byrne, drummer Jeremy Gustin) premieres “I Changed Colour” video from forthcoming Common Bliss cassette

The Ah (Star Rover, Delicate Steve, David Byrne, drummer Jeremy Gustin) premieres “I Changed Colour” video from forthcoming Common Bliss cassette
Things that make you go: "Ah."

Anyone who has heard Jeremy Gustin’s drum work with the (largely) instrumental acts Delicate Steve and with his own Star Rover project knows he can hit kits like a ton of bricks…if each brick in that ton was made of ten brick-like sticks: SKRONK, SPLAP, SPLORK AAHT AAHHT BLOOOT, SPUTZ SPITZA CHUKKUNK CLUNK, TING KATOONG PLAPF, UNKLIK ULK, ZZIP, SHMUZORFT, POFFISSS… (thanks MAD Magazine!).

But although Gustin can certainly conjure highly entertaining percussive sound effects with the best of them, he also possesses soul by the bucketful. This misfit mix puts him in high demand to play with diverse artists like David Byrne, Larkin Grimm, Marc Ribot, and Albert Hammond Jr. For his latest project, The Ah, Gustin gets to play center stage instead of upstaging those with whom he plays. The debut album from The Ah is entitled Common Bliss, and it comes out on compact cassette (w/180 gram digital download) via NNA Tapes on November 17 (pre-order it here.

The Ah gives Gustin the opportunity to step away from the drum stool and make an “electronic” record of sampling and programming field recordings, found sounds, and animal noises; and the result is an aesthetically intriguing look into his creative mind. Common Bliss’s first single, “High Low,” was premiered by Paste last month, and a trailer for the project can be viewed here.

And today, we at TMT are pleased to premiere the video for the album’s latest release, “I Changed Colour.” It’s a beautiful pairing of day-dreamy tones and youthful cavorting. See for yourself below and answer life’s eternal questions: Hmm…is The Ah, better than Allah-Las? Or not as good as A-ha? Now let’s get back to that magazine…BLEEGH YAAUGH RAWGH, BRAGHK, SPROP BLOP BLOP, GUKGUK, SPLAPPLE PLAP, BLAM BLAM BLAM, OOOOOH THUD!!!… (LOL, still so satisfying!)



Common Bliss tracklisting:

01. Inclined for Wren
02. Green Waves
03. I Changed Colour
04. Lamb Jump
05. High Low
06. Elephant Thimbles
07. Slight Beams
08. Common Bliss
09. The Kiss Truly
10. Hazel Club
11. Tre Dias
12. Black Cloud Shadows
13. Dearest Blue
14. Quicksand

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