Plaid’s ‘Reachy Prints’ Out Today! Release Video for track ‘Wallet’ & Announce Vancouver Show July 12

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“The glitch squelches and soft keys of ‘Wallet’ are instantly likeable, while album highlight ‘Tether’ is just vintage Plaid: weird and beautifully layered.”
Vincent Pollard, Exclaim!

After 25 years together as Plaid, Andy Turner and Ed Handley are still true innovators within the world of electronic music production. ‘Reachy Prints,’ their 10th album, continues the evolution of Plaid’s long nurtured sound and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains.

The director of their new video for ‘Wallet,’ Sabrina Ratte, says, “The video is inspired by the idea of creating a world based on memories, where things seem real but they are in fact a construction of the mind. All the images are made from electronic signals, from which were created a reproduction of a sun, different landscapes and cities. The musical composition induced the vision of bright colours and daylight atmosphere, so the simulated sunlight became a central element of the video, thus creating dazed images where everything is diffused and hard to grasp.”

Turner and Handley themselves say, “We wondered if consciousness is a memory and what role memories have in the imaginative process. We saw prints as physical memories and an equivalence between printing and memory function. They often share the aim of ‘reproducing’ a subject as accurately as possible. Experience told us that a perfect reproduction is difficult, if not impossible. An attraction to explore this fallibility and a curiosity about the potential inaccuracies and artefacts gave us the album title, ‘Reachy Prints.’

“The track ‘Wallet’ is inspired by the items found in wallets, the money, receipts, business cards, photos etc and the symbolism of wallets as a safe place to store items we value and want to remember. Most items in a wallet have already been digitised and perhaps physical wallets/purses will become obsolete.”

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‘Reachy Prints’ Track List:
01. OH
02. Hawkmoth
03. Nafovanny
04. Slam
05. Wallet
06. Matin Lunaire
07. Tether
08. Ropen
09. Liverpool St

Plaid Tour Dates:
July 3 @ Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
July 4 @ TBA
July 6 @ The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
July 10 @ The Parish – Austin, TX
July 11 @ 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
July 12 @ Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
July 18 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY