New Music of the Day – CXXIX : Don’t Be So Sure – Tulipomania

12495180_10156500109705085_1880471304929333397_nHailing from Philadelphia, Tulipomania’s unique take on Post-Punk boasts gritty guitars underpinned by a brooding rhythm section to provide a backdrop for compelling and atmospheric vocals.

And if the video seems like the personification of everything that you loved about the 4AD slabel from the swirling graphics to the dream-state pop music it comes as no surprise that legendary 4AD designer Vaughan Oliver’s work graces the cover of double A side single ‘Who Let You Know?’ / ‘Don’t Be So Sure’.

Tulipomania’s award winning music videos have frequently favored the painstaking technique of stop-motion animation and’Don’t Be So Sure’ is the band’s first hand-painted animation, featuring multiple passes of brushwork shot on thousands of individual sheets of black paper. Singing self-portraits morph and dissolve in this atmospheric exploration of ambiguity.

 

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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