Watch The Clip For Tempers’ Achingly Happy-Sad “Hell Hotline”
This NYC industrial pop duo explores addiction with a highly addictive melody.
Tempers is the New York-based duo of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. Last year, they released two consecutive digital singles via Pendu Sound Recordings; one of the songs was "Hell Hotline," a slice of achingly melodic, drum-machine-driven guitar-pop that seemed the sum of its own subtly shaded paradoxes: downcast and buoyant, terse and expansive, icy and sentimental. Today, they're debuting a Bela Borsodi-directed clip for the cut, underscoring the song's propulsive chug with fills of strobing color. ""Hell Hotline is the story of a character ruled by his addictions, and the tragic seduction of escapism," the band explained to THE FADER via email. "The video's strobing and animated lights trigger an excitement that verges on agitation, a problematic thrill."