ADULT. (Detroit’s Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have released a new track from their collaborative album, Detroit House Guests released on Mute on double vinyl, download and CD on 17 March 2017.
Listen to We Chase The Sound featuring Shannon Funchess, of Light Asylum, right here: https://youtu.be/YtMzn6ljWIU
ADULT. have announced North American tour dates through May and June and an album launch show in Miami, FL, on Friday 17 March (details below). Further dates across the US, UK and Europe will be announced in the coming weeks.
The band recently unveiled the video for They’re Just Words featuring Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas J McCarthy. Watch the video – directed by Hazel Hill McCarthy III, edited by N Kuperus with a cameo from dancer Biba Bell – here: https://youtu.be/2iJUThh_nbQ
Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project conceived by ADULT. Based on the visual artist residency model, each musician came to ADULT.’s studio for a three week period with the parameter that they all live, work and collaborate together. The result – a total anthropological sound experiment and a full length album.
The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.
ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ’98 they released their first 12″ under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12″ under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in ’95). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death in Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio and have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at spaces such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF).
US TOUR DATES
17 March – Miami, FL – Gramp’s – on sale now
4 May – Austinn, TX – The Sidewinder
5 May – Dallas, TX – Three Links
10 May – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11 May – Washington, DC – DC9
13 May – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
17 May – Allson, MA – Great Scott
19 May – Montreal, QC – NewSpeak
20 May – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
1 June – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
7 June – San Diego, CA – Casbah
8 June – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
9 June – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10 June – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
15 June – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
17 June – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Tickets for the May and June dates go on sale at 10am local time on Friday 3 March
DETROIT HOUSE GUESTS – TRACKLISTING
P rts M ss ng (featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
Breathe On (featuring Michael Gira)
Into the Drum (featuring Lun*na Menoh)
We Are a Mirror (featuring Douglas J McCarthy)
Enter the Fray (featuring Dorit Chrysler)
Uncomfortable Positions (featuring Lun*na Menoh)
We Chase the Sound (featuring Shannon Funchess)
They’re Just Words (featuring Douglas J McCarthy)
Inexhaustible (featuring Dorit Chrysler)
Stop (and Start Again) (featuring Shannon Funchess)
This Situation (featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)
As You Dream (featuring Michael Gira)
Praise for Detroit House Guests
“…intriguing collisions…” – UNCUT
“…highlight Breathe On finds Kuperus singing a sibilant foil to Swans bandleader Michael Gira’s breathy drawl atop a bed of spare creaky electronics” – THE WIRE
“…exhibits the astonishing breadth of their creative purview” – BLACK BOOKS
Album trailer: https://youtu.be/uVzL0LJWTN8
They’re Just Words, featuring Douglas J McCarthy – https://youtu.be/2iJUThh_nbQ
We Chase The Sound, featuring Shannon Funchess – https://youtu.be/YtMzn6ljWIU