Pictureplane – “Riot Porn” (Stereogum Premiere)

Polyglot warehouse producer Pictureplane aka Travis Egedy recently announced his new album Technomancer — his first in four years — and shared the title track. Really, how can you not love a guy who combines techno and necromancer for the name of his record? That’s almost as great as naming a genre Witch House, which I still maintain is one of the best subgenres ever coined, even if it contains some of the worst music. But I digress, Pictureplane is sharing another track off Technomancer today, the chaotic noise-house swirl of “Riot Porn.” It’s got a sweeping, buzzy melancholia that evokes classic house vibes, but Egedy pairs that with veering static that purposefully disrupt the track’s majesty. Listen below, and also check out a video of his Technomancer manifesto (the full text of which can be found here).

Pictureplane will be touring with HEALTH this fall; check out those dates below:

11/10 The Casbah @ San Diego, CA
11/11 Crescent Ballroom @ Phoenix, AZ
11/13 Mohawk @ Austin, TX
11/14 Trees @ Dallas, TX
11/15 Warehouse Live Studio @ Houston, TX
11/16 One Eyed Jack’s @ New Orleans, LA
11/17 E.A.R.L. @ Atlanta, GA
11/19 Rock and Roll Hotel @ Washington, DC
11/20 Voyeur @ Philadelphia, PA
11/21 Music Hall of Williamsburg @ Brooklyn, NY
11/22 Le Poisson Rouge @ New York, NY
11/24 Brighton Music Hall @ Boston, MA
11/25 Le Ritz @ Montreal, QC
11/26 Horseshoe Tavern @ Toronto, ON
11/27 The Pike Room @ Pontiac, MI
11/28 Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL
11/29 Triple Rock Social Club @ Minneapolis, MN
11/30 The Slowdown @ Omaha, NE
12/01 Record Bar @ Kansas City, MO
12/03 Larimer Lounge @ Denver, CO
12/04 The Complex @ Salt Lake City, UT
12/05 Neurolux @ Boise, ID
12/07 Biltmore Cabaret @ Vancouver, BC
12/08 Neumo’s @ Seattle, WA
12/09 Holocene @ Portland, OR
12/11 The Independent @ San Francisco, CA
12/12 Teragram Ballroom @ Los Angeles, CA
12/13 Teragram Ballroom @ Los Angeles, CA

Technomancer is out 10/30 on Anticon.