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Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Prism Tats Premieres "Creep Out // Freak Out" Video At Flood

Flood Magazine has shared a new Prism Tats video for "Creep Out // Freak Out", directed by Christopher Good.

The video features a young woman on a quest to either creep out or freak out a group of people on her checklist. The mastermind behind Prism Tats is Garrett van der Spek and he states:

"Chris seemed to work with the same intensity in making the video that I had done writing and recording the song, letting it unfold as it pleased."

Watch the video at Flood Magazine: http://floodmagazine.com/35744/premiere-prism-tats-wants-you-to-creep-out-freak-out-in-response-to-his-new-video/

Prism Tats was written and recorded in its entirety by van der Spek, featuring his own extraordinary vocals, drum machine, guitar, and bass synth - the work of a true one-man rock 'n roll machine. He grew up in Durban, South Africa listening to his father’s collection of rock records from the U.K. and U.S.: Beatles, Bowie, Hendrix, Kinks, Sabbath. The unique influence of his homeland burns deeply, too. “My earliest memory of being affected by music was when I was six years old, seeing a man busking by the side of the road,” van der Spek recalls. “His name was Elvis, a self-styled African ‘rock star’ who played a hybrid brand of rock and roll on a homemade guitar. I was hooked.” The debut album, Prism Tats, is a culmination of a creative life spent on the grind, honing instincts and eventually going all-in on a singular dream. The debut album is available in store and online now via Anti-.

Additionally, Prism Tats will hit the road this spring – full tour dates listed below.

Prism Tats Live Shows:

May 10 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 13 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
May 14 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's
May 15 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
May 17 Vancouver, BC – Venue
May 18 Seattle, WA – Neptune
May 19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 20 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
May 21 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
May 22 San Diego, CA – Irenic

May 10 – May 15: Supporting We Are Scientists
May 17 – May 22: Supporting Nada Surf

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