Antifolk turned industrial band AMERICAN ANYMEN have just revealed a music video for their new single “Expert of Nothing“. “Expert of Nothing” is the second single from the band’s new full-length album which will be released worldwide by Eclipse Records on June 10, 2022. The music video was directed by Brett Sullivan.
“This song is about all the people that are running the country” says composer, lead vocalist and guitarist Brett Sullivan. “More and more it seems to me that public service is attracting degenerate minds. Corrupt people are attracted to the attention and money that comes with being a senator, congressperson, or judge. Legitimate credentials in specified fields are being replaced with how popular you are, or how outrageous you can be on social media. These people have never-ending opinions on very important matters and expertise on nothing.”
American Anymen’s new LP entitled Cities Changing Names is an album of sonic violence and unbridled energy. Each of the eleven songs on the album are a burst of power that features a sort of pristine mechanization wearing a cloak of raw, human tragedy. This sweet dichotomy is both elegant and hard core, addictive and welcoming. The musical presentation itself is based on this technique of pairings reversed. This is clearly shown in the production of the drums versus the vocals. The “norm” would have the hummingbird 16ths deep and resounding, the snare rich and reverberant. In turn, the vocal would be “up close,” like the “presence” we all enjoy face to face, in that intimate moment right before a kiss. Here, American Anymen turn that on its head, presenting the drum sounds in your face and at the very doorstep of your heart, close enough to touch, while making the vocal echoed, distant, haunting, and mysterious. Each track raises the level of the game in terms of brute force and fireworks, and the listener comes away feeling potent and strong.
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American Anymen lineup
Brett Sullivan (vocals, guitars, violin, bass), Scott Fragala (bass), James Knoerl (drums)