Exclusive Premiere: City of Ships, ‘Alarm’
On March 20, City of Ships released their latest full-length, Ultraluminal, via Translation Loss Records. The album is laden with sounds reminiscent of Helmet and Failure, making for a loud, layered and unprecedented listening experience. Today (March 23), Diffuser is beyond thrilled to debut the official music video for for the disc’s second track, “Alarm” -- check it out (and crank it up) above.
The dynamics of “Alarm” are captured perfectly in the aggressive new music video. “It’s one of our favorite tracks from the new record,” frontman Eric Jernigan tells us about “Alarm.” “When we decided to do a video for it, we knew immediately our old friend Chris Thomas was the man for the job. His penchant for experimental filmmaking proved the perfect vehicle for creating a tripped-out visual experience that perfectly offsets the ‘live’ band jamming motif.”
Thomas and the band shot the video at Spaceman Sound in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, the same space where many of the initial tracks for Ultraluminal were cut.
“We worked two 15-hour days in a row creating the set using flowing white sheets as a backdrop to capture additional real-time projections shot by a second camera,” Jernigan explains. “We had a great time creating this and look forward to working with Chris again in the future."
City of Ships are gearing up for a European tour with Junius that kicks off on April 9 in Siegen, Germany. You can find their full tour schedule -- and pick up Ultraluminal -- at the band’s official website.