Light Fires is Gentleman Reg’s new electronic pop project – wherein he performs in drag as Regina along with Ohbijou’s James Bunton. He’s played our live concert series and blew everyone’s minds. We’ve been awaiting this for a while, it’s his first video. The single will be available for sale as a 7″ and digital single starting tomorrow.
It’s nice to be reminded every once and a while that you don’t have to include drum machines and bleeps and bloops to be spectacularly creepy. Both the song and the video from Toronto’s Tasseomancy (formerly Ghost Bees) achieves this quite well. For us, the video hearkens back to one of the scariest things every produced: the opening to Are You Afraid of the Dark. Really, though, what did you expect from Austra’s backup singers? We’re really looking forward to their imminent debut release Ulalume on Out of this Spark.
Oh, and if you absolutely need to hear this song with some bleeps and bloops, check out fellow Austra bandmate Maya Postepski’s awesome remix.