Beirut-based club punker Kid Fourteen announces new album Blood-thick Silence, shares new video for “Ice In My Eyes”

Beirut-based club punker Kid Fourteen announces new album Blood-thick Silence, shares new video for "Ice In My Eyes"

It’s obvious that, at the end of a long night — the corpses of burnt-out revelers lying on mats, pillows, and blankets on the floor — Kid Fourteen is the last man dancing to an illusory tune in his head. Maybe he’s mistaken the buzz of the fridge, or the early-AM jackhammerings across the street for a pulsing tune.

Based in Beirut, Lebanon, Kid Fourteen is the solo project of Khodor Ellaik, who imagines his own music as the culmination of an emotional night out clubbing, where the unexpected resolves into “pleasure, love, spite, intoxication, loneliness, and all the shades in between.” His newest record, coming later this month on pinyon records, is less about the dancing than about the dancing thoughts of a brain reeling from bass and smoke, wandering home alone.

Blood-thick Silence is Kid Fourteen’s second album. He quit his job and locked himself in a room to write it. This process, which admittedly has a proven track record, produced an intensely personal work, leading Ellaik to claim he felt he was “declaring war instead of reaching out for empathy and support.” The energy is claustrophobic and the sound palette is limited, with a Suicide-esque percussive basis over which Ellaik mumbles sexy nihilogisms like “I got ice in my eyes, babe.”

The album arrives April 13 as a picture book and CD, both of which can be pre-ordered from the pinyon webstore. Meanwhile, view the artwork and check out the arresting video clip for the noise-swathed slow-burner “Ice in My Eyes” down below.





Blood-Thick Silence tracklisting:

01. Blood-thick Silence
02. Ice in My Eyes
03. Death Like Dancing
04. Latifa
05. Sun
06. Can You Be More Concerned
07. Not Even You
08. Time Won’t Tell You Shit

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