Pictureplane’s â€œGoth Starâ€ Named Best New Music By Pitchfork!
Bio: 24-year-old weirdo performance artist Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, obsesses over the cosmos, 90s house music, collective consciousness, and mind-altering chemicals you’ve never heard of. Much like his interests, Pictureplane’s music is strange and boundless and totally righteous
Having cut his teeth on raging tours with HEALTH, a collab with Beirut’s Zach Condon and killer remixes for Crystal Castles, HEALTH, and Thieves Like Us, Pictureplane delivers his first full-length for Lovepump, Dark Rift.
Grimy synths, broken beats, and bucolic vocals collide somewhere between early 90s house music and the gnarly soundscapes of Black Dice to forge a sound that’s wholly unique and endlessly exciting. It’s exceedlingly rare to find dance music that transcends the cold and robotic, but on Dark Rift Pictureplane does just that: churning out intricate electronic jams out of his near-legendary Denver warehouse space Rhinoceropolis. The music feels at once personal and cosmically expansive.
In Pictureplane’s own words: “once every 26,000 years our planet crosses through the elliptical plane at the center of our galaxy known as the dark rift. The songs on dark rift lyrically deal with humanity entering a new age or next phase of our existence…” The dance-floor and universe await…Pictureplane, your move!
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
* the following dates [09.09 – 09.27] – w/ HEALTH
09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
10 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11 – Portland, OR – The Works (Time-Based Art Festival)
12 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
19 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
20 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
21 – Providence, RI – Club Hell
22 – Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
25 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
26 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar