Aussie electronic trio Art Vs. Science is making its way back through the U.S. for its third North American tour, including two CMJ shows October 20 and 22 and an appearance with Yo Gabba Gabba Live at the Beacon Theater. Finding much success back home in Australia, where the group’s new single “With Thoughts” has been all over the charts, the band is bringing more of its experimental dance music to the U.S. during its tour and with the recent video release for the single.
The group’s following was built upon its two self-released EPs, Art Of Science and Magic Fountain, as well as its notably off-the-wall live shows that have gained enough attention back home to secure headlining spots at festivals around the country. Lead vocalist Dan Mac, drummer Dan Williams and keyboardist Jim Finn have certainly won over Australia and with all their upcoming shows, and we bet that it won’t be long before they conquer North America, too.
Art Vs. Science’s animated video for “With Thoughts” has an aptly science-y synth feel to it. A glowing thought or brain wave flies out of someone’s head, only to float around, possibly in search of a better open head to fall into. As Mac sings, “With thoughts/We create the world,” it’s clear that the abstract thought-blob is doing just that in the animated universe throughout the video. Diving in and out of people’s heads, and spreading to much larger smoke-like bursts of thought, the video shows how thought is spread throughout the world. Eventually, the glowing thought-blob transforms everyone and everything into a glowing Earth, which then becomes a glowing thought outside of a caveman’s open head. Clearly, the guys of Art vs. Science have managed to combine the two parts of their name into a well-constructed conceptual music video. Be sure to check out Art Vs. Science at CMJ or on any of the other stops during the tour.
Tour Dates For Art Vs. Science:
10/14 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
10/15 – Utopia, TX – Utopia Festival
10/16 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater *
10/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10/20 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge #
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery %
10/26 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House
10/27 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi
10/29 – Madison, WI – The Sett
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Beauty Bar
10/31 – St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee
11/02 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
11/03 – Calgary, AB – Saits The Gateway
* with Yo Gabba Gabba Live
# Windish CMJ showcase with Wise Blood, Penguin Prison
% PopGun Booking CMJ Showcase with TEED, Is Tropical