Thor & Friends have today released new song “Dies in Paris,” featuring Bill Callahan, along with an animated video. The track comes from the band’s forthcoming LP 4, out September 4, 2020, along with Thor & Friends 3.
Core members of Thor & Friends, Peggy Ghorbani (marimba & violence), Sarah ‘Goat’ Gautier (vibraphone, piano, organ, & mental agility) and Thor Harris (marimba, vibraphone, prepared piano, clarinet, cornet, trombone, & just brut strength), expand and contract to include Bill Callahan on vocals for “Dies in Paris,” which saw its initial release as part of Joyful Noise Recordings’ 2019 Artist in Residence series.
Animated from drawings by Thor Harris himself, director Ryan Hover describes the video as “a Technicolor whirlwind of souls in the post-human landscape, observed by the Eye.” And Thor & Friends’ Sarah ‘Goat’ Gautier remarks “I imagine this is what’s going on if you were to crack open Thor’s head and peek inside… which is the reason why we’ve never done that. And now we don’t have to.”