Art d’Ecco shares the music video for his single, “Good Looks,” off his recently released record, ‘In Standard Definition.’ Stream it HERE.
Speaking on the video, Art wrote:
“I was thinking of how the analogue way of dating — ‘I’ll introduce you to my friend, I think you’ll like each other!’—or how certain ways of engaging in entertainment need not apply in the future. We’ve got technology that we can offload all of those things to — like, I can see whatever I want, whenever I want, and if I want to go on a date with someone who’s got black hair and brown eyes and is 5’10, I can find that in this little app. And I just feel that you’re leaving so much of the human experience on the table when you do that. I find the whole modern way of dating and meeting people to be a bit vapid and superficial, so I wanted to take a shot at that.”‘In Standard Definition’ is a concept album about entertainment. Like channels on an old television set – each song presents an episodic look into this world, our obsession with celebrities and the power they hold over us. Joining forces with producer/engineer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, New Pornographers, Destroyer) in ocean-side studio The Hive, In Standard Definition sees d’Ecco packing his heftiest punch yet. Through Stewart’s vintage set up, a decoupage of authentic sounds was recorded to 2-inch tape on a 50- year-old console, forming a musical reflection of the era it evokes.
Art d’Ecco – “Good Looks”
Art d’Ecco is playing a number of live dates around North America, including stops at New Colossus Festival in NYC and SXSW in Austin, TX.
ART D’ECCO LIVE
Jan 29 – Calgary, AB – Big Winter Classic Feb 4 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom Feb 5 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre Mar 9-13 – New York City, NY – New Colossus Festival Mar 14-20 – Austin, TX – SXSW Festival
‘In Standard Definition’ LP – Tracklisting
1. Desires 2. TV God 3. Bird Of Prey 4. Nothing Ever Changes 5. I Am The Dance Floor 6. Head Rush 7. Channel 7 (Pilot Season) 8. In Standard Definition 9. Good Looks 10. The Message 11. Channel 11 (Reruns) 12. I Remember