Shares new single “Therapy at 3pm”
Album Be Good The Crazy Boys out Friday (November 10th) via Western Vinyl
Art Feynman — visual artist and producer Luke Temple’s eccentric alter ego — presents his new single, “Therapy at 3pm,” from his forthcoming album, Be Good The Crazy Boys, out this Friday, November 10th, on Western Vinyl.
Be Good The Crazy Boys remains firmly rooted in modern concerns, with “Therapy at 3pm” about fearing the end of the world — a narrative that would be relatable if it didn’t sound so completely unhinged. “It’s therapy at 3pm // If I can remember,” Feynman intones atop frantic percussion and synths before a wild saxophone comes in.
Until now, Art Feynman has strictly been a solo act, a way for Luke Temple to explore surprising sonic landscapes without the burdens of identity. Recorded live in-studio with a full band, a first for Luke, “Therapy at 3pm” captures a spirit of restless anxiety, and recalls the most frenetic work by Talking Heads.
The accompanying video filmed by Erren Franklin on reversal B&W regular-8mm film, like all the visuals for Be Good The Crazy Boys, was accomplished through analog, in-camera means and hand-painting and scratching of the film.
Just days away from one of the most animated and infectious records with this timeless stamp. One more track to take in the enthralling essence of Art, the new single delivers this shifting soundscape. It builds to a bold and explosive movement showcasing a wealth of experimental textures. This sea of jaunty notes and rhythmically alluring percussive hooks keeps the audience fixated on the expressive composition, the track further shifts through a diverse jungle of immersive textures and complexities.
Next month, Luke and band will perform in support of Be Good The Good The Crazy Boys at 2200 Arts + Archives in Los Angeles on Friday, December 1st.
Until now, Art Feynman has strictly been a solo act, a way for Temple to explore surprising sonic landscapes without the burdens of identity. Be Good The Crazy Boys was recorded live in-studio with a full band. The result captures a spirit of restless anxiety, and recalls the most frenetic work by Talking Heads, or Oingo Boingo at their darkest. “Sonically, I was inspired by records that were recorded at the late Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas such as Grace Jones’ ‘Private Life,’ Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s Mambo Nassau, and Talking Heads’ Remain in Light.” Despite these callbacks, Be Good The Crazy Boys remains firmly rooted in modern concerns, with songs about fearing the end of the world and struggling with FOMO — narratives that would be relatable if they didn’t sound so completely unhinged.
Slightly twisted takes on Kosmische musik, worldbeat, and art pop can be found scattered across the Art Feynman discography, but with Be Good The Crazy Boys, Temple fully immerses himself into pools of collective madness. With Be Good The Crazy Boys, Art Feynman proves to be more than just a character. He represents the part of the modern, collective consciousness that’s struggling to maintain balance in a toxic, chaotic world. In less skilled hands, that concept could result in a very somber listen. Fortunately, when Art Feynman gets his hands on the chaos of the modern age, it simply makes you want to dance.
Temple explains, “To me, there was a lot of energy that needed to be released as the result of living in isolation for six years. It also seems to speak to a general anxiety we’re all holding, but it’s expressed in a cathartic way.” It’s this acknowledgement of general anxiety that separates Feynman from the other fictional personas that have been cropping up in the music world lately. Feynman doesn’t sound suave, confident, or even heartbroken in these songs; it sounds like he’s on the verge of a panic attack.
Be Good The Crazy Boys track list:
1. Early Signs of Rhythm
2. In CD
3. Therapy at 3pm
4. All I Can Do
5. He Dances Light
6. PASSED OVER
7. Chasing My Life
8. Desperately Free
9. I Do