Monday, November 12, 2012

Brooklyn counter-culture duo TKTTSM (“ticketism”) responds to week’s partisan politics with stop-motion madness.

“Gritty, tongue-in-cheek, offensive” video for “Plastic Fantastic” single debuts today courtesy of website.


Johanna Stahley of TKTTSM as photographed by Brittany Sturrett



“Plastic Fantastic” is first single from the self-titled debut album by TKTTSM.


Check out the “Plastic Fantastic” video premiere at  Download “Plastic Fantastic” from WXRT, Chicago and KEXP, Seattle.

Brooklyn-based duo TKTTSM (an acronym for The Kiss Tried To Smack Me pronounced “ticketism”) has released the eye-popping, stop-motion animated video for its single “Plastic Fantastic” via music discovery website  See it here: The video was directed by Bushwick, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Patrick Ryan Morris.

Morris had just finished a video rooted in cinematography when he went looking for something on the opposite end of the spectrum for his next project. When he heard TKTTSM’s “Plastic Fantastic,” and its counter culture messages, he found it.

“I sketched some crude ideas while brainstorming and decided on a stop-motion animation concept,” Morris says. “My girlfriend (and fellow animator) came home while I was in the middle of sketching and thought it was strange, so I knew I was on to something.”

The band, whose debut self-titled record out now, doesn’t mince words in its unabashed anti-social lyrics on the track (a remix of the song by producer NAOAN is also available.)  “We requested something gritty, tongue-in-cheek and offensive,” says lead vocalist Johanna Stahley. To his credit in fulfilling that request, Morris created a bright, colorful world which he then takes to a very dark place.

“I think it fits the nature of the song,” Morris says. “The dolls just seemed like a natural fit as they do all of these terrible things, but have the same frozen smile on their face while they do them, just like many of our enemies and even many of our leaders.”

TKTTSM deftly balances light and dark on its debut album, with the weight of O’Mahony’s instrumentation countering Stahley’s skewed pop vocals for a perfect representation of this band’s love of exploration, animals, exercise, and freedom, and their dislike of cops, politicians, financial institutions and any other power hungry villains.

TKTTSM is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic to talk to the band or for more information.


(Sumxuni Records)
Out Now

Track Listing:

01. Calisthenics
02. Plastic Fantastic (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO | REMIX)
03. I Wanted To
04. Edumication
05. Eyeyeye
06. Dear Diary
07. Japanteup
08. Porcupine
09. Focus




Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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