We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Qoheleth’s music video for the song “Uterine” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Black Kites Broadcasts, which is scheduled to be released on April 27, 2018 through Bad Cake Records. You can purchase the album here.
The band commented:
“All of our music videos up to this point have mostly been weird visual experiments, trying out different aspects of augmented reality apps, found footage, etc. For ‘Uterine,’ we thought it would be fun to try out a performance-based video, but with a twist. Since the three of us are scattered across the States, we edited together visuals of a fake band from the 1979 horror film, The Driller Killer. Our new album features imaginary bands broadcast from a future radio signal, so layering a fake band, Territorial Pissants, on top of another fake band felt strangely appropriate.
Lyrically, this is a satirical attack on the whole Men’s Rights Movement. The idea that American men in the 21st century, especially white males, are somehow especially aggrieved and oppressed is utterly ridiculous. This is our way of responding to this nonsense and mocking it.”
Qoheleth: an experimental noise rock trio built on the aesthetic that all questions should be asked and all answers should be questioned. Comprised of Jeremy Hunt (bass/guitar/piano/voice), Mike Strickler (drums/guitar/voice), and Caiden Withey (paintings/visual identity), this band exists to collect and disassemble the experiences of a broken world into new expressions.
The band’s sophomore record, Black Kite Broadcasts, tells the story of a strange radio signal picked up during a band practice/writing session. Coming from a possible future or parallel timeline, it seems to hint at a terrible event some years from now dubbed “The Black Kite Crisis.” The songs contained herein are from bands of that era, ones left behind to make sense of the aftermath.
Presented by Bad Cake Records, this album was built on new levels of collaboration between all three members, sharing creative responsibilities in all directions. It represents a weird vision of what could be, in the event that the human species is unable to learn and grow from past and current ills.
Qoheleth: Written by accident. Played by instinct.