You may recognize Absolutely Free as four-fifths of former local math-punk spazzes DD/MM/YYYY, but they've embraced more than just a new, easier to pronounce name. This Saturday (January 12), Absolutely Free will debut its new trippy, psychedelic, krautrock-inspired aesthetic with a three-pronged release show for their new 12-inch single, UFO/Glass Tassle (One Big Silence).
The night starts at Electric Theatre (the former home of Bread & Circus, which is now impossible to miss with its airbrushed alien façade) where Absolutely Free will join Carl Didur to improvise a live score to a seminal 1951 sci-fi film, before heading down the street to Double Double Land for a proper live set. Then, they'll head back to Electric Theatre for a Much Video Dance-style VJ set and the premiere of the chilling long-form UFO music video.
As a teaser for the video, the band has teamed up with filmmakers Exploding Motor Car to produce a series of four short clips, designed to be watched simultaneously, Zaireeka-style. Each clip shows the same cryptic paranormal encounter from a different perspective.
"Each one of the clips stands well on its own, but when you watch them all at the same time you're pretty much bombarded," explains multi-instrumentalist Moshe Rozenberg. "It's as hectic and overwhelming as an actual UFO sighting, like ‘I don't know what's happening, but I'm shivering.'"
You can watch the exclusive NOW premiere below: