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Around town, KNTRLR is known for their blown-out synths and intricate layering. This video couples their musical perspective with a dynamic and visually stunning piece. It features an onslaught of images, with singer Michael Henry’s face superimposed on top of everything from a filleted heart to stock footage of some lighthearted executions. These particular visuals double as excellent background footage for what has come to be known as an excellent stage show.
KNTRLR is made up of a duo of Brooklyn based musicians who were members of a number of innovative acts around the borough. According to its Facebook page, the group’s members met at a Russian bathhouse back in 2008. Since then, they’ve become known for amazing live shows, where they create an impressive wall of sound for a duo, one that blows out speakers and keeps the crowd dancing and sweaty for the duration of their high-energy sets.
The first single from the new album is for a jaunty track called ‘CAA’, which inspired this deliriously energetic video. Their debut album is out this spring, so make sure you check back and snag a copy from Goodnight Records so that you can be the cool kid on the block who spins it first.
Arshan Sadri is the Channel Manager at Brooklyn based, INDMUSIC, YouTube’s largest music Network. He got his start booking comedy and music at the University of Maryland. On weekends he refuses to travel above 14th street, likes to run, and plays in two bands that are just ok.
INDMUSIC is YouTube’s Largest Music Network, allowing independent music content creators to monetize their YouTube views without sacrificing creative control or rights to their content.