The post-punk minimalist binki returns with his new animated video for “Landline.” He’s quickly turned heads for his innovative fusion of pop, cavalier funk, and bratty rock swagger. With the release of his debut EP, he has since been on the road supporting Glass Animals on their North American tour. This weekend the tour hits Los Angeles for a 2-night stand at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and on September 25 he will perform in Dover, DE at the Firefly Festival. All dates are listed below.
Ahead of the LA shows, today binki shares the video for the EP’s “Landline,” off his debut Motor Functions EP (Fader Label), directed by Joshua Parsons. binki shares, “This song is about Batman…Not really but it does bear some similarities to his credo ‘I work alone’. I think in life as we grow and move along, we build connections and relationships which obviously serve to make us happy and make us feel alive. But on the other hand, it also opens us up for disappointment and feelings of neglect. On both sides. So there’s always a balancing act for me. For better or worse. I remember in school, if given the option to work in a group or work alone, I would always prefer to just do it myself. However, ‘Landline’ is primarily about a girl. The conflict of wanting to be with someone but also wanting to feel free and without responsibility. I don’t recommend closing yourself off from the world and I’m definitely not championing this idea but I guess it was on my mind at the time. Since writing this song I’ve become a swinger..”