Pictureplane Shares New Single “Riot Porn”

Pictureplane Shares New Single "Riot Porn"

Pictureplane returned yesterday to share “Riot Porn,” the second single off his upcoming Anticon debut, Technomancer, due out October 30. In conjunction with the release, Pictureplane is also announcing that he will be embarking on a North American tour this fall with LA noise stalwarts, HEALTH.

Additionally, Pictureplane is also sharing a spoken word performance of The Technomancer Manifesto – an open-ended proclamation detailing Travis’ artistic ideas, concepts and theories he has worked with the last few years in art practice and while working on Technomancer.

Pictureplane on “Riot Porn” –
“Riot Porn isn’t really a political song, but it’s a song about frustration, alienation and freedom. A song about how when people are kept down for so long, its inevitable that they come together to rise up. The song is sung from the perspective of me being aroused by watching footage of another person causing destruction of property and rioting. Footage of riots is frequently called “riot porn” in anarchist communities.”

Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, made his name chasing unpopular realities and alternate truths across various media. His gallery works, shown on both sides of the pond, collide familiar with fringe. His Alien Body clothing line offers a stylized study of symbology, the occult, and societal decay. And his music – blissed yet shadowy, swirling up vintage strains of house, hip-hop, and noise – treats electronics not as uncannily artificial, but as extensions of our more magical selves.

Egedy came into his own while in Denver, Colorado. He had been pursuing a BFA in painting at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, but his day-to-day existence had become the medium. He lived in the legendary Rhinoceropolis warehouse, and helped convert the junkyard-adjacent DIY venue into the hub for the city’s expanding art-punk underground. In that space, his music evolved fast, and Pictureplane was born into a dank stew of harsh sounds, sub-standard living, outsider art, scavenged furnishings, weird smells, and magnificent openness. By the time his remix of HEALTH’s “Lost Time” hit the blogosphere, Egedy had grown into a sound: raw, moody dance-pop addled by rap rhythms and augmented by airy vocals. In 2009, he dropped his official debut, Dark Rift, on Lovepump United, along with a song whose title spoke volumes: “Goth Star.” By the year’s end, in a stroke of tongue-in-cheek genius, he coined the term “witch house” to describe the upwelling of dark EDM owing nearly equally to legacies of Psychic TV and C+C Music Factory.

In 2011, Pictureplane’s Thee Physical arrived, marking a major leap forward both sonically and thematically: tracks like “Trancegender” and “Breath Work” explore sensuality and the human body with gender-dissolving aplomb. Egedy moved to Brooklyn in 2012 in order to stoke alt-rave culture from a more powerful vantage. He has since toured with Crystal Castles and Major Lazer, headlined independent fests in Europe, remixed the likes of Lil B, been remixed by Grimes, made beats for Antwon and Sole, and churned out a stream of self-releases (I.E. Thee Negative Slave Mixtape). In 2015, Pictureplane teams with Anticon to release Technomancer.

Tour Dates
11/10/2015 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
11/11/2015 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2015 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/14/2015 – Trees – Dallas, TX
11/15/2015 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
11/16/2015 – One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
11/17/2015 – E.A.R.L. – Atlanta, GA
11/19/2015 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
11/20/2015 – Voyeur – Philadelphia, PA
11/21/2015 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
11/22/2015 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
11/24/2015 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
11/25/2015 – Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
11/26/2015 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
11/27/2015 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
11/28/2015 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/29/2015 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
11/30/2015 – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
12/1/2015 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
12/3/2015 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
12/4/2015 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/5/2015 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
12/7/2015 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
12/8/2015 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
12/9/2015 – Holocene – Portland, OR
12/11/2015 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
12/12/2015 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
12/13/2015 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA