New Video: Watch Detroit’s ADULT. Smash a Room in Frustration in New Visual for Tense and Claustrophobic “Total Total Damage”

Detroit-based multimedia and electronic music production and artist duo ADULT. — the husband and wife team of Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus — have developed a sprawling catalog of material that obscures and blurs defined genres and styles, while drawing from industrial electronic, house music, punk rock and visual art with releases through Mute Records, Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, Third Man Records and a list of other labels throughout their two plus decades together.

Slated for an April 10, 2020 release through Dais Records, the acclaimed Detroit-based electronic duo’s forthcoming album Perception is/as/of Deception was conceived, written and recorded in a temporary black hole they created: the duo painted their windowless basement entirely black, with the sole intention of sensory deprivation so that they could question their perceptions and witness the resulting ramifications. And as result, the album’s material may be the most introspective and punk-leaning they’ve written to date: the frustration and apprehension that has long been at the center of their work are heightened — but interestingly enough, the material was written with a much more head-on approach, making it forceful and strident.

Last month, I wrote about Perception is/as/of Deception‘s second single, the club banging “Have I Started at the End.” Centered around a classic electronic body music production featuring industrial clang and clatter, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, shimmering synth arpeggios, an enormous hook and a repetitive mantra that questions the fragility and temporality of life “Total Total Damage,” the album’s third and latest single is a tense and claustrophobia-inducing track centered around industrial clang and clatter, layers of synth arpeggios and Kuperus’ howled vocals. Thematically, the song is a dystopian anthem that focuses on the slow and painful collapse of our society and systems and the growing uncertainty and uneasiness we all feel but while expressing the desperate cabin fever.

While in social isolation, the members of ADULT. decided to build a room-like set indie their house for the Miller and Kuperus-filmed and edited visual for “Total Total Damage,” which features the duo losing their minds and destroying their room with a sledgehammer.  “We’re hoping that the video speaks to a lot of people, because everyone’s feeling cabin fever and wanting to get out, get back to ‘normal’ life,” the Detroit-based duo say in press notes.

Like countless touring acts across the world, the Detroit-based duo’s Spring tour with Body of Light has been postponed. We’ll hear about when those tour dates will be rescheduled — if at all — later on. At the moment, their tour dates between late-May and mid-June are still on the books. Check those out dates below.

Tour Date 

05/01: Oberlin, OH – Dionysus Discotheque at Oberlin College # CANCELLED
05/02: Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall # POSTPONED
05/04: Boston, MA – Great Scott # POSTPONED
05/05: Providence, RI – Columbus Theater # POSTPONED
05/07: Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel # POSTPONED
05/08: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts # POSTPONED
05/09: Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery # POSTPONED
05/10: Richmond, VA – Gallery 5 # POSTPONED
05/11: Raleigh, NC – Kings # POSTPONED
05/12: Atlanta, GA – The Earl # POSTPONED
05/14: Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub # POSTPONED
05/15: Tampa, FL – Crowbar # POSTPONED
05/16: Miami, FL – Gramps # POSTPONED
05/19: New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa #
05/20: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall #
05/21: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger #
05/22: Austin, TX – Barracuda #
05/23: Dallas, TX – Ruins #
05/25: Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole #
05/26: Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
05/29: San Diego, CA – The Casbah #
05/30: Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room #
05/31: San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop #
06/03: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/04: Seattle, WA – Kremwerk #
06/05: Vancouver, BC – Astoria #
06/06: Spokane, WA – Lucky You #
06/08: Denver, CO – Moon Room #
06/10: Des Moines, IA – xBk #
06/11: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club #
06/12: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
06/13: Detroit, MI – City Club #
Stay tuned for summer EU / UK dates…