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Jesus Lizard’s David Yow Visits a Deadly Feast in Wrekmeister Harmonies’ ‘Night of Your Ascension’ Video

The Chicago experimental collective returns with help from the noise-rock icon

Chicago-based experimentalist J.R. Robinson has led the metal-leaning crew of abstractionists Wrekmeister Harmonies for a little over half a decade now, and today they’ve release their fourth full-length collection of color-drained compositions Night of Your Ascension on Thrill Jockey. The title track in particular is demonstrative of Robinson’s — and his vast collective of associates — ability to careen between doomy drones and throat-shredding shrieks, catching joy, terror, and ecstasy in the wide net of instrumentation.

They’re also sharing a video for an excerpt of that 32-minute track today, starring David Yow (of Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid, and occasionally a Wrekmeister collaborator), and it appropriately captures some of that regal air. Yow visits a bloody dinner party and also stars as a creepy, undead sort of dude, before things get violent. The B-movie-indebted clip was directed by Robinson himself and you can watch it right here. Check that out alongside a slate of upcoming tour dates below.

Wrekmeister Harmonies tour dates:
December 2 – Barboza @ Seattle, WA
December 3 – TheCobalt @ Vancouver, BC
December 4 – Obsidian @ Olympia, WA
December 6 – Ash Street Saloon @ Portland, OR
December 7 – The Metro @ Oakland, CA
December 8 – Starlite Lounge @ Sacramento, CA
December 9 – Complex @ Los Angeles, CA
December 10 – Alex’s Bar @ Long Beach, CA
December 11 – Flycatcher @ Tucson, AZ
December 13 – Mohawk @ Austin, TX
December 14 – Double Wide @ Dallas, TX
December 15 – Record Bar @ Kansas City, MO
December 16 – 7th Street Entry @ Minneapolis, MN
December 17 – Empty Bottle @ Chicago, IL
December 18 – Vaudeville Mews @ Des Moines, IA
December 20 – Marquis @ Denver, CO
December 21 – Diabolical Records @ Salt Lake City, UT