Samuel Eastgate aka Sam Dust began putting out solo music under the name LA Priest in 2007, around the peak of his time as the front man for Late Of The Pier, the popular British electro-quartet. Last week Eastgate put out his second solo record, Inji, his first in eight years. During that hiatus, Eastgate was supposedly traveling the world, doing scientific research, and creating new inventions. A video for the funky gem “Learning To Love” is now up on a site presumably hosted by Eastgate that mimics the TED Talks website almost exactly, replacing TED’s “2000+ talks to stir your curiosity” tagline with “Media to engage your synergies.” The LA Priest site even has the same search features as TED: topics, languages, and duration, the LA Priest “topics” being each track name off Inji. Filmed by Eastgate’s brother Isaac Eastgate (who also directed the video for “Oino“), “Learning To Love” was filmed in rural north Wales where Eastgate currently resides. The video for “Learning To Love” may not be as inspirational as a TED Talk, but it’s just as entertaining, mostly because of the scrappy white dog that accompanies Eastgate throughout the whole thing. Watch.
Inji is out now on Domino.