Since their EP has been named one of the best of 2013 by media such as Haerts, FKA Twigs, Burial, GEMS, and Wet, the boys over at Badboxes have recently been on a roll with track premieres all over the internet. Today EARMILK has the pleasure of premiering their newest tune via Sneak Attack Media, "The Mystery," along with their intelligent and beautifully shot video for the single.
"The Mystery" is somewhat of a combination between Daft Punk's vocal distortion and Big Gigantic's electronic use of the saxophone. However, I was corrected when referring to the sax, as it turns out the band performs and records that segment of the track with a Framptone, which is a talk box designed and used by Peter Frampton. This immediately turned Badboxes up a notch in my book.
The video begins in some sort of human vs. robot battle, leaving the robot in pieces and his motorcycle riderless. The shot then progresses into the actions leading up to the battle, following the "robot" through what seems to be like a normal, urban lifestyle. The idea is mental hard work to comprehend, and the visuals and effects are beautifully realistic, making this video a true mind f**k.
Badboxes spent the tail end of 2013 touring with Robert Delong, and released official remixes of the likes of Diamond Cut and The Mowglis. Their newest EP Jsmn is available on iTunes now, as well as their Soundcloud. Take a look at the video to experience both the premiere and the art behind the project. If you're going to be at SXSW, check out Badboxes in The Greenroom showcase.
- Sneak Attack Media
- February 18