Video: Object Permanence (Jon McKiel)

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Object Permanence is the lead single from Jon McKiel’s forthcoming album Bobby Joe Hope.

Jon McKiel has a new album arriving later this month via You’ve Changed Records. Bobby Joe Hope finds McKiel once again teamed up with JOYFULTALK’s Jay Crocker, who recorded and performed on McKiel’s 2017 album Memorial Ten Count

Bobby Joe Hope, encompasses a fascinating narrative about making art from the seeds of other art, informing the creative process through mystery works, and engaging with anonymous music to make your own.

In 2015, Jon McKiel bought a Teac A-2340, a reel-to-reel tape recorder (tapes included), from an online seller. One of these tapes included a myriad of samples from a nameless source – a stranger. During the summer of 2019, he once again teamed up with Jay Crocker(JOYFULTALK) to make a new album. The pair transferred all the material they could excavate from the tapes, and – combined with McKiel’s own samples that he’d been banking on other tapes – made a full album using this shared sonic architecture. In every song, the stranger is woven in.

The video for Object Permanence was directed by Andrea Thorne.

Bobby Joe Hope will be officially released April 24. 

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