Prism Tats, a Los Angeles-based breaking artist new to the Anti- family, has shared a compelling noir-psych video for the song "Death Or Fame."
Watch the video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAkb6_I8_P4
”Death or Fame” is the second taste of music from Prism Tats’ upcoming self-titled debut album, to be released on April 15 on Anti-. Watch "Pacifist Masochist" – described by KEXP as "dark, raw and gritty, but also funny, fun and ultimately freeing" when they premiered it last month: http://blog.kexp.org/2016/02/17/video-premiere-prism-tats-pacifist-masochist/
Prism Tats is the deceptively sophisticated rock 'n roll creation of musician Garett van der Spek, a native of Durban, South Africa who recently relocated to Los Angeles. Using guitars, vocals and sparse electronic elements, Prism Tats pulls from various visual and musical inspirations to create waking dream sub-realities that devastate and elate.
The debut album, Prism Tats, was written and recorded in its entirety by van der Spek, featuring his own extraordinary vocals, drum machine, guitar, and bass synth - the work of a true one-man rock 'n roll machine. It revs its motor on the squealing rubber of that elated sense of discovery in stacks of his father’s vinyl, finds its heartbeat in the inward reflections of its maker’s mind, and distinguishes itself from the rest of the rock bands out there via his rare and self-taught sense of structure and melodic sophistication. It is the culmination of a creative life spent on the grind, honing instincts and eventually going all-in on a singular dream.
Prism Tats will play two shows in Los Angeles before heading out on tour with Nada Surf this spring. Full dates listed below with a national tour to be announced soon.
Prism Tats Track Listing:
1. Pacifist Masochist
2. Creep Out // Freak Out
3. Never Been Shy
4. Death Or Fame
5. Make The Most Of The Weekend
6. Weird Guilt
7. Midnight Mountain
9. Haunt Me
10. Know It All
Prism Tats Live Shows:
Mar 21 Los Angeles, CA – Hyperion Tavern
Apr 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Bardot (School Night!)
May 17 Vancouver, BC – Venue
May 18 Seattle, WA – Neptune
May 19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 20 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
May 21 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
May 22 San Diego, CA - Irenic
May 17 – May 22: Supporting Nada Surf