Erase Errata Stereogum Drops Colorful ‘History of Handclaps” Video’
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Lost Weekend LP Out Now via Under the Sun Records
“..their own twist on jittery, whip-smart art-punk” – VICE’s Noisey
“scratchy, Gang of Four-indebted dance-punks return … to provide a swelling dose of reverb-washed guitars and jagged rhythms” – SPIN
“Director Lauryn Siegel layers patterns and textures for a visual that’s as bewilderingly fun as the marriage of post-punk guitars and flailing trumpet.” – Stereogum
“ …one of the early aughts’ most unsung and angular post-punk groups” – AV Club
Legendary San Francisco post-punk trio Erase Errata have just released their fourth studio album Lost Weekend, following a 4-year hiatus. The ripping maelstrom is full of peculiar tension and relentless energy sure to satisfy the fans who have been craving more from the band. Notorious for clocking in songs at 60 seconds, the new album packs the same raw punch while also reflecting the band’s sonic growth with meatier songs.
Album opener “History of Handclaps” is a playful foray that distinguishes itself from the rest of the album. Meant as a nod to the angular no wave sound of Other Animals, it also includes alt-country troubadour William Elliot Whitmore and Rob Spector, singer of Not Not Fun dark wave trio Bronze on background vocals. Today the band shares the colorful “History of Handclaps” video, directed by Lauryn Siegel. Siegel shares, ”The video is a madcap homage to Fluxus performance events such as Yoko Ono’s famous cut piece, No Wave-era zero budget films and the tension of minimalism and maximalism intermingling in our product saturated digital lives. It speaks to where the band has been as proto post-punk pioneers who were influenced by the true analog greats of the 70s, 80s and 90s, but also where they are going as modern women working, having kids and continuing to make music in an age in which we must all fight for attention. Most of all it’s a commitment to the notion that rock music is ultimately about FUN.”
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Erase Errata is Jenny Hoyston on vocals, guitar, trumpet, Ellie Erickson on bass and Bianca Sparta on drums. Inspired by historical and political events they care deeply about, and the sounds of the Texas Gulf Coast, Lost Weekend features contributions by William Elliot Whitmore, Rob Spector (of Not Not Fun dark wave trio Bronze) and Christina Files(of The Swirlies, Mary Timony Band).
Photo Credit: Luiza Sá Davis