All People Premiere “Slow” Video via FLOOD Magazine
Self-Titled Album Out Now on Community Records
West Coast Tour Continues Tonight in Fresno
photo credit: Dorka Hegedus-Lum
WATCH “SLOW” VIDEO
All People are excited to share their new music video “Slow” today on FLOOD Magazineas they continue their West Coast tour. All People, the band’s third full length album, released last month via Community Records, highlights the diverse range of punk that makes up the New Orleans’ DIY quartet’s sound, a soaring mix of spaced out dream-pop, post-punk and pop-punk charm.
The band are bred on the scene around them and “Slow” captures the “community” of the band’s own Community Records. FLOOD spoke to the band’s earnest sound, “Even if the dudes didn’t run their own label, the New Orleans stalwart Community Records, the way they play together—with a sweaty, deep-blooded and open-hearted heaviness—sounds like it’s been built from the ground up.”
FLOOD elaborated on the video:
“Quick-snap videos of the band hanging out with their friends are scored by hard-angle guitars and a splash of trombone that brightens up the cloudy vocal melody. In the course of four minutes, we meet, oh, fifty or so people, all of whom grace the screen for a moment. Some of them mug for the lens, and some of them bat it away playfully, but there’s a certain non-voyeuristic intimacy to it; these people obviously know and are comfortable with the person holding the camera, which means we’re getting a look into the group’s actual community.
ABOUT ALL PEOPLE:
All People’s initial concept was “All People Translate Pure Unfiltered Emotion”. The phrase described what the band would be for the members: a conduit for emotion and feeling. It’s a kind of mantra or spiritual belief that also touches on the idea that they wholeheartedly believe there is a pure and common energy connecting all of humanity. Music is All People’s method of self expression within this common energy, but each person has their unique way of expressing what’s in their hearts.
All People is the band’s third album and the most accurate representation of that concept. The record is a ‘soundtrack to youthful daydreams with fits of ecstasy and a preoccupation with the crushing drama of the small stuff’ — 27 minutes of dark and dreamy post-punk inspired by synth-driven bands of the ’80s and guitar-driven bands of the early ’90s and bound by introspective lyrics. Themes touch on mental illness and anxiety and incidents of death and suicide we experienced among our loved ones — all woven into their perception of human nature. These songs help the band stay positive and not succumb to depression. There is light at both ends of the tunnel.
All People is out now on Community Records. The band and DIY label founded by All People’s own Daniel Ray and Greg Rodrigue are based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
6/21 – Fresno, CA @ Dynamite Vinyl
6/22 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate Shop
6/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
6/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Emerald House
6/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zarfest Fairgrounds
6/27 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
6/28 – Tuscon, AZ @ Gary’s Place
6/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Imagine Books & Records
7/01 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
7/02 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
7/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
“This music creates an introspective feeling both sonically and lyrically to explore the frustration that comes from having a lack of control.” – Stereogum
“The first half of the record is a frenetic internal search marked by solitude and frustration with waning trust in a relationship. But the band reveal their range with a marked shift that comes sometime around the midpoint, a cooling down and easing up. With glowing synths and brazen horn solos we’re eased out of the anxiety and into a less cluttered space.” – IMPOSE
“The songs could easily represent teenage punk sensibilities, ennui and self deprecation, but the band mines darker experiences for the material on their latest album” – Culture Collide
All People is due out May 20th via Community Records. Pre-Order here.