Next month, Torn Hawk is set to release his latest album, Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time on Mexican Summer. His most recent full-length statement as Torn Hawk, the album marks the onset of a more emotionally manipulative and sonically confident direction. Today, Torn Hawk has revealed the visual single for “Acceptance Speech.” By playfully making reference to it’s own artificiality, the imagery accompanying:Read More
Torn Hawk is the audio project of producer and video artist Luke Wyatt. Over the past couple of years, Wyatt has unfurled a serial tapestry of content arguing for a reconciliation of aesthetic irony with compositional sincerity and emotional vulnerability. It’s difficult to neatly categorize Wyatt’s genre-refracting productions, which formerly have found a home on L.I.E.S., Not Not Fun, Rush Hour’s “No Label”, 1080p, and several other labels, including his own imprint Valcrond Video. The nuts & bolts of Let’s Cry’s eight tracks are built from live guitar, drum machines, junky synths, and layers of acid-washed samples. Wyatt smears the disparate elements of each track into a cohesive whole that transcends the (banality) (thrift-store dustiness) of each: the result is a series of heart-tuggingly confessional watercolors, framed with cinderblocks and distressed leather.