Object As Subject

Object As Subject (ex-Kultur Shock) Drop New Single & Video “Temporary Bodies”

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L.A.-via-Seattle art punk group Object As Subject share the official video for “Temporary Bodies” from their forthcoming album Heretic today via Side-Line.

And, if you can’t wait to hear the new album, Punk News has just opened up an exclusive stream of Heretic in full ahead of tomorrow’s release date. Hear/share the album HERE.

“I want you free from enough,” screams OBJECT AS SUBJECT singer/songwriter Paris Hurley on her forthcoming sophomore album, HERETIC. Free from shame. Free from the bondage of self. Free from the need to validate one’s existence through doing or having.

Tracing the archetype of The Heretic –– the one who chooses –– the record traverses varied terrain from monsoon-induced floods to celebratory dance parties, creating a balm for the bruises left by scarcity and capitalism. At once a ritual, a portal, a spell, an invocation; this is music to move your body and feel your feelings to. Returning to oneself, death, grief, trust, and receiving are all featured themes, made real by Hurley’s haunting, shapeshifting vocal delivery across these 10 tracks. A close collaboration with producer, Ben Kaplan (Sleep Maps / Lost Future Records), HERETIC transforms the raw ritual punk of her first record, PERMISSION (2018), into a sacred and cinematic world filled with pulsing drums, synths, gritty bass, and lush string arrangements. Both a ritual for its listeners and deeply personal, HERETIC is an autobiographical journey through Hurley’s interior, spanning her childhood in the Sonoran desert, her experience as a woman, a reclaiming of her own God concept, and her path to becoming a mother.

OBJECT AS SUBJECT is American musician, composer, and choreographer, Paris Hurley. A shapeshifting autobiographical exploration supported by a long lineage of collaborators, the project places Hurley as the subject of her own story, questioning the edges of objecthood and obligation as a woman at its core. OAS originated in Seattle (2014) as a solo project turned trio and evolved into a music and dance collective that bridged gritty ceremonial punk with performance art in Los Angeles, thrashing its way through audiences and bringing forth debut album, PERMISSION, in 2018. Now Philadelphia-based, she has taken a lush and cinematic turn for sophomore album, HERETIC, with producer, Ben Kaplan (Sleep Maps) and contributors, Jherek Bischoff and Emily Hope Price, exploring themes of choice, interdependence, and sovereignty across 10 tracks.

Heretic will be available on LP, CD and digital on May 12th, 2023 via Lost Future Records. Preorders are available HERE.





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