Just wanted to share this weirdo crazy-person-on-a-psych-couch video from the ever-so-strange New York band, Extra Life. In the words of John Gillanders who recently wrote up one of their shows in Seattle, “Extra Life are one of those bands that kind of cram as much shit as humanly possible into every song — dynamic structures, out-of-nowhere influences, and more than anything, a downright batshit-insane and utterly creepy vibe. Not unlike say, Swans meets Secret Chiefs 3, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, or Seattle’s criminally-underrated Hidden Number, but not really like any of those bands necessarily.”
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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!View all articles
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