Video Premiere: Other Americans, “Salt Mines (SparklingDoom Remix by Mensa Deathsquad)”

Launching a retro-futuristic attack on synth-drenched electro-rock, Other American’s second self-titled EP dives headfirst into the delicate balance between love and power. With the release of the EP, Other Americans have truly hit their stride, hearkening such acts Garbage, Goldfrapp, and a pinch of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s in one cohesive package, emerging with a unique voice all their own.

Featuring members of such iconic Kansas City/Lawrence bands as The Architects, The Gadjits, Radar State, and Late Night Callers, Other Americans will be releasing the EP on October 1, 2019. The Other Americans EP includes five brand new songs as well as three additional remixes, courtesy of guitarist Brandon Phillips’ EDM project Mensa Deathsquad.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the second video from the collection (below). “Salt Mines (SparklingDoom Remix by Mensa Deathsquad)” is a  remix track and this track and the original will both be on the self-titled EP.

This is what Other Americans guitarist Brandon Phillips had to say about it.

“In 2019 America, icons are at once, kind of cool and also verging on oppressive. At the same time that an ever-expanding new language of digital hieroglyphs is fun and exciting to the intellect, it’s also pretty clear that these little fuckers are controlling us more and more all the time.

“To nutshell, Other Americans collaboration with Artist/Animator Monica Wynn on the video for Salt Mines (Sparkling Doom Remix), we basically asked, ‘Could there be an entire video of just modern icons that turns this iconographic beast against its capitalist masters in tech and advertising? Could that be cool?’ 

“And Monica was all, ‘By cool, do you mean dark, sexy and subversive as fuck?’

And we were like, ‘Um yeah.’

And Monica was all, ‘Done.’ 

And we were like, ‘Woah. Is that mind control?’

And Monica was all, ‘Do you feel super turned-on and anti-capitalist?’

And we were like, ‘Yeah.’

And Monica was all, ‘Yeah, I dunno. Maybe.’ ” 

The band performs two EP release shows:

October 9 at RecordBar in Kansas City, Missouri, with Sinkane

October 19 at MiniBar in Kansas City Missouri, with Emmaline Twist.

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