2/28/2012FORMER SINGLE FRAME FRONT-MAN, ADREON HENRY, RELEASES NEW EP 'THE SANDMAN DOESN'T SLE EP' UNDER THE MONIKER, STRANGE CALLS
The four blown-out, creep-inducing songs on The Sandman Doesn't Sle EP, suggest that Adreon Henry aka StrangeCalls may benefit from some Transcendental Meditation or at least cutting back on the coffee. Recorded between the ungodly hours of 3AM to 6AM at The Ruins, the former Single Frame (Wetheads Come Running, Burn Radio Airtest, Body/End/Basement) front-man's new solo release The Sandman Doesn't Sle EP is out now digitally (iTunes) and on limited edition cassette.
The video for the lead track "NIGHT OFF" comes complete with swimming pools, ghostrides, shopping carts, and the destruction of girls' bikes, all within two minutes and thirty seconds. You can also download the track for free here.
Henry, who resides in Austin, TX keeps himself busy as an artist with an interest in the process of art making using nontraditional mediums and techniques. A majority of his work is produced using industrial-grade vinyl, silkscreens, acrylic inks and mixed media. Henry's use of non-traditional mediums carries over to his music. Anyone who witnessed a Single Frame performance won't have trouble recalling the odd array of "instruments" that littered the stage; typewriters, jack-in-the-boxes, televisions, traffic cones. On The Sandman Doesn't Sle EP, Henry continues his repurposing, using bicycle handlebars as a slide and running his vocals through car engines and in claustrophobic crawl-spaces.
In addition to StrangeCalls, Henry is also prepping the April release of the reader LP from his other current music project videoing that features other founding members from Single Frame and Henry's performance art duo, CUSTODIAN. Those eager to check out the videoing release can stream it on the group's Soundcloud page.