Posts tagged: jade puget
(This blog is out of date as of March 2012.)
(ETA: Some earlier recent posts here are/will be privated.)
The AFI side project for Davey Havok and Jade Puget, Blaqk Audio will be touring Australia this March. The duo last released ‘CexCells‘ in 2007, and while they have had a new album ‘Bright Black Heaven‘ complete for a little while, there is no solid release information as yet, though it is expected at some stage this year. The duo will be touring as support for Evanescence around the country.
With Guests BLAQK AUDIO
Apparently that gif still makes me lol. Posting.
This is from January 2004, on mtv.com:
AFI just released “Silver and Cold,” the third single from Sing the Sorrow and the follow-up to “The Leaving Song Pt. 2”. /—/ AFI came up with the concept involving the band literally running around the city, and Hillcoat agreed to develop it.
“This one is more plot-driven,” Puget said. “We’ve kind of covered the performance angle, so the ‘Silver and Cold’ video just tells a story. We did a little acting.”
“Prague is very cold,” singer Davey Havok chimed in.
“It’s also very beautiful,” bassist Hunter added.
When their tour wraps in March, AFI will not work on the Electronic music side project Puget talked about in the fall. The guitarist said he was just thinking out loud and that he and Havok never considered recording something outside of AFI.
“It was just a little 10-minute interview in England, so I didn’t think it would ever reach anyone,” he said, laughing.
Repeating because I can’t double-bold it: “and that he and Havok never considered recording something outside of AFI.”
I’m now picturing a world without Blaqk Audio. *shudder*
(Are BA shows an Apple commercial?)
The highlight of the album, however, is the midterm back-to-back punch of AFI side-project Blaqk Audio‘s electrosuicidal “Afterdark” /—/
(electrosuicidal! this is going in my vocabulary)
“The Witness” is the best track that the duo have dropped since CexCells, /—/
“The Witness” runs on a Cimmerian (adj., living in perpetual darkness) dance beat as Davey wails “Where is deliverance?/ Will you walk with, walk with me?/ Where is forgiveness?” to begin the song. The song feels epic and personal despite the abstract lyrics, a quality that many AFI and Blaqk Audio songs have, and features Davey wailing about how he will “Smile tonight/ For you have arrived/ Arrived to bring the heavens down.” It all is so lurid and sexy that it’s hardly surprising when Davey sings “I hold your final submission/ You never looked so good before” on the bridge.
Blaqk Audio video shoot
(posted on December 12 by @HiDeaf)
“Afterdark is one of my favorite BA tracks.” :D!