Brian Chippendale, the drummer/vocalist half of Rhode Island’s cataclysmic noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, is just as serious about his art as he is about his music. With his solo music project Black Pus, he’s bringing together his passions for both into one handy carrying case: an LP called “All My Relations,” due on Thrill Jockey Records on March 19. Besides high-gloss printing and, for the LP, a full-color artwork sleeve, a comic by Chippendale will accompany Thrill Jockey’s first 100 mail-order copies of the album in the form of an 11″ x 11″, handmade, hand-numbered, three-color silk screen print.
In advance of the release, the devastating and poppy (for Chippendale, at least) song “1000 Years” was recently released. Beyond his usual drums and vocals, a la Lightning Bolt, Chippendale also employs an oscillator triggered by his kick drum in Black Pus to deliver maximum sonic craziness (a de facto replacement for LB bassist Brian Gibson).
Now comes a charming video for “1000 Years” that consists entirely of a loose-leaf flip book Chippendale drew in his school days. Full of non-stop stick-figure mayhem, the story in this video should be adapted for the big screen and cost $100,000,000 to produce.
Watch the video below, and go see the incredible one-man-bandness of Black Pus live this spring!