VR SEX Premieres Official Live Video for Snake Water

VR SEX
Photo by Corinne Schiavone

Since releasing their sophomore full-length album Rough Dimension and completing a full US tour this past spring, VR Sex have reemerged for an extensive UK/European tour spanning September 12 through October 2nd (dates can be found below and tickets are available here). 

In anticipation of the tour, right now the group is premiering a never-before-seen live video for the track “Snake Water.”  Filmed at their studio space in Los Angeles on a saticon tube camera, the session was recorded directly to 2” tape and is the first VR Sex recording featuring their new lineup of 5 members.

Rough Dimension, the latest by Andrew Clinco’s acid punk alias VR SEX, takes its title from an architectural phrase but more importantly refers to the warped, wicked underworld the songs both chronicle and condemn. Donning the moniker Noel Skum – an acerbic anagram of Elon Musk – Clinco vents his scorn for and fascination with the seedy, surreal margins of low-life Los Angeles, doomed to dead ends of vanity, lust, and technology. Although initially launched as an outlet for “heavier sounds” beyond Clinco’s duties in new wave fantasists Drab Majesty, the project has ripened into a compelling exercise in world building, weaving themes of gritty city neo- futurist sleaze within a framework of driving, distorted guitars and cathode-blasted synths. Echoes of Chrome, Wire, Minimal Man, and Sisters Of Mercy ripple through the collection but ultimately Rough Dimension charts its own twisted vision of “our unforgiving reality.” 

Written and demoed across two weeks alone in a Marseille flat using his prized 1980’s Gibson “Invader” and a laptop, Clinco then took the tracks to Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn to record with Ben Greenberg (Uniform, The Men) who helmed 2019’s debut, Human Traffic JamThe results are notably ripping, refined, and riveting. Riffs in alternate tunings chug and churn over mid-tempo drums punctuated by spikes of sci-fi electronics while the vocals swagger and spit venom.  It’s a bristling mix of the melodic and the macabre, absurdist observations of fast living and desperate measures, the clock of youth ticking towards midnight as dreams unravel in Babylon. 

Rough Dimension is out now on physical + digital formats from Dais Records

See VR Sex on the road in Europe and the UK in September and October.

VR SEX, ON TOUR:

13/09 PL Poznan @ Pod Minogą

14/09 PL Warsaw @ Poglos

15/09 DE Berlin @ Urban Spree

16/09 DE Hamburg @ Hafenklang

17/09 NL Utrecht @ DB’s

18/09 BE Liege @ Kultura

20/09 UK London @ The Shacklewell Arms

21/09 UK Manchester @ YES Basement

22/09 UK Glasgow @ Audio

23/09 UK Liverpool @ Quarry

24/09 UK Bristol @ Crofters

26/09 FRA Paris @ L’International

27/09 FRA Lille @ La Bulle Café

28/09 DE Cologne @ Buman & Sohn

29/09 DE Munich @ Rote Sonne

30/09 HUN Budapest @ Robot

01/10 CZ Prague @ Underdogs

02/10 DE Leipzig @ Soltmann

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