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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