Experimental pop artist Eartheater has released her sixth full-length studio album Powders. The project is available via her own label, Chemical X, and features the previously released singles “Pure Smile Snake Venom” and "Chop Suey." The latter is a blissed-out cover of System of a Down's nu-metal classic.
Producers and contributors on Powders include Yves Rothman, Sega Bodega, Lecx Stacy, Casey MQ, Elliott Kozel, Tony Seltzer, Luis Aponte, Isaiah Barr, Sammy, and Kiri.
Powders arrives alongside a video for the album track "Crushing." Andrew Thomas Huang, who has previously worked with Björk, FKA twigs, and Kelela, directed the video, which culminates with Eartheater shattering a wine glass with her extraordinary voice.
In a statement, Huang says, “The video concept for "Crushing" arose out of a mutual intention between me and Alex [Eartheater] to focus on process instead of results. After long conversations about the themes of chance, entropy and chaos behind Powders, we landed on the idea of breaking a wine glass with Alex's voice as a simple, powerful performance act. The resulting video is builds to this climax while drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of erotic thrillers of the early 90s, the introspective surrealism of Albrecht Durer's Melencolia, and the 'memento mori' eroding dice collection of the late actor magician Ricky Jay exhibited at the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Ultimately, "Crushing" is a portrait of the artist as an observer contemplating the unraveling universe both in the external world and in the crashing inner depths of the heart.”
Powders was recorded alongside a sister album, titled Aftermath, that Eartherater plans to release in 2024. Before that she will be on tour across Europe and the United States. Those dates begin in November and include two dates in Los Angeles and New York, plus a headline London show. Scroll down for the full Eartheater schedule.
Eartheater live dates
November 6 - Berlin, DE - Betonhalle
November 7 - Berlin, DE - Betonhalle
November 8 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
November 10 - Oslo, NO - MUNCH
November 11 - Helsinki, FI - Ääniwalli
November 13 - London, EN - Village Underground
November 15 - Warsaw, PL - Hybrydy
November 18 - Bern, CH - Full of Lava Festival
November 29 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
December 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
December 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
December 4 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
December 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
December 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
December 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
December 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere