Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Local Artist Wise Blood Signs to Dovecote Records - New Video for BIG EGO

The blogs favorite local act Wise Blood just signed to Dovecote Records and will soon be releasing a new ep in 2011. He has a new single out entitled "Loud Mouths" which you can stream below. He also has a new video for BIG EGO which features a naked female hopping out of bed.

LoudMouths by Wise Blood

"B.I.G. E.G.O." from david parker on Vimeo.

From his press release:

Following the release of his free "+" EP in the Summer of 2010, Pittsburgh’s Wise Blood (aka Christopher Laufman) splashed hard and quickly gained the attention of the online music community with stealth and ease. His weirdo party jams came out of nowhere introducing his warped, screwed collages full of finely detailed compositions backed by tremendous soul. The free EP made impact with Pitchfork who labeled him as a “Rising” artist and the music lovers in general ranging from Fader to Stereogum, Altered Zones, and so forth. Wise Blood has now signed to rising label Dovecote Records and plans to release a new EP in early 2011. By day, twenty-one year old Laufman works in a cemetery as an undertaker. When the sun goes down he is better known as Wise Blood, turning out heavy sample based pop bliss in his bedroom. The youngster, who is influenced by anyone from Prince to Madonna to Slim Thug, is very ambitious... At the age of sixteen, Laufman turned down a scholarship to the highly prestigious Julliard claiming that he "will attend the school only after he takes over pop-music". He’s jumping in head first with this.

I should mention some of his songs have been featured in a couple of commercials. Glad to see someone is making it from the burgh.