Video Premiere | Planet B, “Terrible Purpose” Feat. Ric Scales

Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Deaf Club, The Locust), Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera), Kevin Avery (Field Day, Retox), and Scott Osment (Deaf Club, Glassing) formed Planet B with the shared purpose of creating music subversive in sound and sobering in message. Their music lies somewhere just out of reach of genre, with aesthetics rooted in hip hop, hardcore punk, turntablism, and ’70s-’80s horror movie scores. It is catchy, heavily percussive, and eerie all at once.

Today the band shares the video for “Terrible Purpose” from their recent second LP, Fiction Prediction.

Planet B’s second LP has been a long time in the making, and, as always, the sound is as confrontational as it is catchy, the lyrics scathing and the beats bizarre. Earworms abound. As with the band’s first release, there are a host of guest collaborations on the various tracks, from Josie Cotton to David Scott Stone (ex-LCD Soundsystem, Melvins), D-Styles (Invisibl Skratch Piklz), and more. Perhaps most personally meaningful are the instrumental contributions from Gabe Serbian (The Locust) and Eric Livingston (Mamaleek), both family to the band, who have each passed on from this dimension and back to whatever radical planet they came from since the creation of the album.

The album was recorded by Luke Henshaw, mixed by Daniel Schlett and mastered by Brent Asbury, and is pressed on limited color vinyl with two variants, “Pig in a Python” pink and “Melanin of War” camouflage. It saw release via Three One G on February 9. Order it here.

Photo courtesy of Becky DiGiglio.