WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS STROBING IMAGES. EXERCISE CAUTION IF YOU HAVE A SENSITIVITY TO SUCH IMAGES.
In an Auxiliary Out first, we are doing a goddamn video premiere (made it Ma, top of the world!) and I couldn't be more excited that the video is good. Really good. An AO favorite, Richard Papiercuts has returned with "After Hours", the first single off of his excellent, upcoming third album Reunion. The LP was written, recorded and performed by Papiercuts himself at home. "After Hours" is an unapologetic banger in the mold of Let's Dance-era Bowie, and visual artist Michael Slatky has fashioned an apartment-bound fantasia around the tune, a kaleidoscopic portrait of a man alone with a song in his head.
Having previously released two LPs (A Sudden Shift and "IF") and most recently 2018's wonderful Twisting the Night 12" EP, Mr. Papiercuts has been called an "American treasure" by Rich Kroneiss of Terminal Boredom and wouldn't you agree? His scruffy mug looks mighty fine standing shoulder to shoulder with Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Chisholm.
Reunion drops this Friday, March 4. Ever/Never Records will be distributing the album on vinyl and digitally via Bandcamp.