Back in July, we premiered “Jokes Come True” off Jeanne Vomit-Terror’s debut LP, Empire Waste (Desperate Spirits). Now we’re the first to bring you the video for the album’s second track, “Tiger Training.” Like all things Vomit-Terror, it’s usually best to have the chanteuse explain what’s going on, first about the song itself:
“‘Tiger Training’ uses sound as a synecdoche for its own lyrical conceit, Pynchon’s corruption of the trans-marginal inhibition state known as the ultra-paradoxical phase where, irrespective of Pavlov, he holds that responses come to precede stimuli: the lurching triplet bass line de-locates the ‘one’ and the exponential layering of patterns throughout seeks to disrupt the shut-down process common to organisms when overwhelmed by sensory information, liberating the listener to re-inhabit her primal state.”
Lucky we asked, as we thought the track was about Siegfried & Roy. But obviously Vomit-Terror’s explanation makes far more sense. Which brings us to the video for “Tiger Training.” Back to you, Jeanne:
“The film is of a lovely little parlor game in which iconoclast-cinéaste Danny Coy, my electrostatic dance troupe the Illuminatrices, the famous puppeteer of light Robert Beatty, my dear compatriot Lux Elite and—naturally—me, Jeanne, sought, via our respective avocations, to unyoke stimulus from response and permit pleasure to flower into its own reward.”
Lucky for you, dear MAGNET reader, you’re also invited to partake of this reward as well. And not only by watching the clip for “Tiger Training,” but also by catching Vomit-Terror live on New Year’s Eve at the Green Lantern Bar in Lexington, Ky., with Long Jumper, PezHed and the aforementioned Beatty (DJing). Trust us, you will be lost in luxury.