KNTRLR Premieres Ethereal New Video “The Great Filter” on Thump HERE
“Haunting…trippy…overwhelming…Something tells us they’ll be a lot more to come from the KNTRLR guys—we’ll be keeping our own great filters opened wide to the skies (and interwebs) in the meantime. – VICE Thump
“Let synth-rockers KNTRLR’s debut full length ‘The Great Filter’ take you over.
The post-punk duo’s first album is a rush of hooks and energy.” –SPIN
“It’s as if the Walkmen transported themselves to a skuzzy underground NYC club in the ’80s, and we can’t get enough of it.” – PureVolume
“Definitely listen to this band, they are sleek and
mesmerizing.” – Pancakes and Whiskey
“the duo Charles Davis and Michael Henry will give any dark soul a chance to dance.” –Culture Addicts
“bursting with synths and mesmerizing sophistication.” – The Music Minute
New York based experimental indie electronic duo KNTRLR have released a psychedelic and mysterious music video for “The Great Filter,” the title track of the band’s most recent album, released last month via Goodnight Records. The video, premiered today on Thump, showcases the group’s dedication to musical – and visual – artistry.
With video premieres having appeared on Entertainment Weekly and Bloody Disgusting it is clear that the duo pride themselves not only on their music, but their accompanying visuals. “The Great Filter” is no different. The video is the work of Dan Bowhers and Adam Coleman who created a vast and interchanging solar landscape providing the backdrop to the mysterious silhouettes of band members / producers Charles and Michael, crooning about lost hope and ambition. The clip is explorative and ethereal, perfectly, accompanying the moody and existential themes of the song.
Director: Dan Bowhers
Cinematographer: Adam Coleman
VFX Supervisor: Colin Stackpole
Editor: Bill Walton
Colorist/VFX Artist: Dan Bowhers
Special thanks to Light of Day and Click 3X
Since 2008, KNTRLR have continued to evolve–their music becoming further charged by the confrontation of mortality and darkness. The band’s new record The Great Filter, released February 28, stays true to these motivations. From love and death to loss and family, the sum of the band’s life experiences have created a darker collection of songs that are sure to resonate deeply with listeners. The strong confidence in the sound they’ve built is obvious; KNTRLR’s respective life experiences have shaped their sound and their talent as cohesive and collaborative producers.