THE ARMED ANNOUNCE ULTRAPOP: LIVE AT THE MASONIC SOUNDTRACK
WATCH A VIDEO FROM THE MOVIE FOR “AN ITERATION”
SOUNDTRACK FROM THE HOUR-LONG NARRATIVE-DRIVEN CONCERT FILM TO BE RELEASED JULY 15TH VIA SARGENT HOUSE
“The Armed are something amazing.” – IGGY POP
After an initial, limited release late last year of their narrative-driven, groundbreaking concert film, ULTRAPOP: Live At The Masonic Temple, The Armed are now announcing the soundtrack release for it. The OST will arrive on all streaming services and physically in stores on July 15th on Opaque Red vinyl via Sargent House.
ULTRAPOP: Live At The Masonic soundtrack is a running combination of score elements from the film and live performances captured in Detroit’s sprawling Masonic Temple and mixed by Zach Weeks at God City Studio.
This release features live renditions of songs from their highly lauded LP ULTRAPOP and cult-favourite “ONLY LOVE”, and also includes their CYBERPUNK 2077 contribution “NIGHT CITY ALIENS.”
Part “Lemonade,” part “Live at Pompeii” and fully infused with a sense of Lynchian dread – the movie is a stunningly-filmed cinematic document of live performances taking place within the opulent chapels, imposing asylum rooms, full-size indoor handball courts, halls (and more) of the mysterious Masonic Temple of Detroit; a 550,000 square foot fortress in the heart of the city. Live performance and story-driven narrative melt seamlessly into one another, as the film confronts themes of identity, information warfare, the commoditisation of artistic products and the commodification of the artist.
ULTRAPOP, released in April of last year, received acclaim across the board. Reaching the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music sub-genres, it finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. A joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listening experience possible.
“So vivid, immediate, and invigoratingly shot that they come close to that ongoing dream of re-creating the intensity of seeing a great band up close and personal…What we get with Masonic Temple is closer to outtakes from a David Lynch movie than preening rock iconography.” – AV CLUB
ULTRAPOP: LIVE AT THE MASONIC TRACKLISTING:
OFF JUPITER (Dan Greene’s Theme)
MOTHER (Gold Jade’s Dream)
NIGHT CITY ALIENS
WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT
AT THE MOMENT OF BEING HEARD
UK/EU FESTIVAL DATES:
06 Aug, 2022 – Katowice – OFF Festival 2022
18 Aug, 2022 – Charleville-mézières – Cabaret Vert 2022
20 Aug, 2022 – Bristol – ArcTanGent 2022