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Prism Tats Unveils "The Liar" Video
Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Prism Tats Unveils "The Liar" Video

Los Angeles based Prism Tats (the project of South African transplant Garett van der Spek) quietly unveiled a brand new two-song single last week, featuring the fuzzed-out rocker “The Liar” and harmony-drenched B-side “Apples”.

Today we have the video for “The Liar” by acclaimed photographer Dan Monick – which is a surprisingly disturbing visual metaphor about the themes of the song.

Explains van der Spek:

’The Liar’ was originally written to describe how fear can sometimes obscure reality. But it’s now taken on a broader more topical interpretation by some first listeners… It’s a song I've been working on for a while that has unexpectedly become weirdly relevant in this era of fact and fiction being so easily blurred.

“I had the absolute pleasure of recording these new songs with Chris Woodhouse, who helped me take ”The Liar” in particular to a bigger, tougher sonic space than what I've previously been able to do recording myself.

“Dan Monick is responsible for the video in which my discomfort aims to entertain. Although it may not seem like I am enjoying myself, I discovered that having one’s head bound with elastic bands is surprisingly relaxing.”

Watch the video for “The Liar” now: https://youtu.be/nH_yrE4mMaE

Prism Tats is working on more new music to be released later this year. Additionally, van der Spek and his touring band will embark on a handful of dates this summer; a few in California have been announced.

PRISM TATS TOUR DATES

June 1 Sacramento, CA – The Press Club

June 2 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern

June 3 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place

Aug 18 San Diego, CA – Space

Aug 19 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg

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