EmptyMansions Premiere Video for “That Man”

Emptymansions releases Video and announces tour dates
Emptymansions releases Video and announces tour dates

EmptyMansions reveal the new video for “That Man” off of the debut album snakes/vultures/sulfate out April 2nd on Riot House Records.EmptyMansions is the new project of Sam Forgarino from Interpol. The debut album, snakes/vultures/sulfate, includes songs that Forgarino wrote while touring with Interpol, ranging from the mid 2009 to late 2011. Lyrically, the album is shaped by Forgarino’s affinity with postmodern fiction; musically, it’s influenced by such heavyweights as Neil Young, The Stones, Zeppelin, Sonic Youth and Pixies. Founded on a guitar/bass/drums mode, it’s fair to say that these eight songs make for a true rock-sounding album.

On the surface, the video features two women thoroughly indulging in one another’s bodies—a steamy scene. Underneath, the video is really a product of Sam Forgarino’s distaste for literal translations of lyric to visual. “The clip adopts the sinister/obsession aspects of the lyric/music, while creating an entirely new–sexier backdrop,” says Forgarino. “The song is really about my love for the work of Charles Thompson, aka, Black Francis…But, from a creepy fan-obsessed point of view.” Sound-wise, “That Man” is driven by raw guitar sludge that envelops Forgarino’s abrasive vocals—a track heavy on the rock emphasis.The video was directed by Brian Jenkins.

4/23 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
4/24 Washington, DC – DC9
4/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
4/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
4/27 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
4/28 Allston, MA – Great Scott
4/30 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
5/1 Detroit, MI – Garden Bowl
5/2 Fort Wayne, IN – Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits
5/3 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
5/4 Nashville, TN – Slow Bar

Track Listing:

1. Led to Measure

2. Lyra

3. Up in the Holler

4. FTC

5. Sulfate

6. That Man

7. [The Former] You

8. Down by the River



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