Seattle’s Marion Walker is rock’n’roll art punk project of Jessie Marion Smith and Kyle Walker Akins. Smith is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and musician, while Akins is a musician, visual artist, sound engineer, and filmmaker. Their partnership yields interdisciplinary video and performance work accented by their music — a blend of psychedelic rock and angular pop that is a head-on collision between doomy, bleak worlds and fuzzed-out, technicolor tones.
Marion Walker’s forthcoming full-length album, 111EGAL SUNSH1NE, is slated for release in early 2018 on Pleasure Fool Records and the band is currently making plans for a Spring 2018 tour. The release, which marks the five-year anniversary of the band, combines an 11-song LP alongside a collection of five dance/music videos. The videos were produced in collaboration with Smith’s dance company, Dead Bird Movement, and feature performances from dancers Ellie Sandstrom, Jim Kent, as well as Smith.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering Marion Walker’s video for “Patience, Atlas,” the first single/video off the album. This stop-motion video captures a dancer stranded in the waiting room where patience is paramount and the weight of the world eventually tears everything apart. Enjoy it below:
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