“It’s a video about how things aren’t what they appear. It’s a metaphor for our mistakes of the past,” says Mark Mallman of the video for “Dirty Dishes” which has debuted this week courtesy of Under The Radar. The track is the latest single from Mallman’s newly released album Double Silhouette, which the man whose fans call him “Mr. Serious” describes as “A noir battlefield of car crashes and lightning strikes. It’s about being too sad for words.”
Mallman is currently out on the road supporting the record (see dates below), after spending September on a rather untraditional run across the country performing a 150-hour-long song non-stop (even in his sleep!) from the back of a van traveling from NYC to LA. “Marathon 4: Road Rogue,” as the experiment was named, was broadcast live on the internet and received coverage from Wired, USA Today, NBC News 4 New York and many more. Mallman is blogging about his new tour via the website of Minnesota Public Radio station The Current.
Drawing a line between insanity and genius is a ritual that Mark Mallman has built a career on, earning him spots on stages with artists as diverse as Green Day, Cat Power and Guided By Voices. Mallman’s songs have also found their way to the airwaves of MTV, VH1, NPR, and his music has been written about in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Time Out New York. Mallman is also a featured contributor to the “Music Theory for Dummies” series alongside Bob Moog, John Cage and Andrew Bird.
Mark Mallman’s new album Double Silhouette is out now. Mark Mallman is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Mark Mallman Live
10/27 San Diego, CA @ Eleven
10/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
10/30 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
10/31 Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette w/ Shoulder Voices
11/01 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
11/02 Fort Collins, CO @ Road 34