Purple Knights is a new lo-fi/ambient project from Zack Kurland and Ben Smith, both formerly and once again of NYC hardcore punkers Sweet Diesel. Smith one might also recognize from The Brought Low, but not likely if you’re going on nothing other than the sound of Purple Knights, which has little in common with either band and instead focuses on heavy psych and a kind of rudimentary-sounding exploration of effects and open-structuring.
The duo has six songs they’re getting ready to self-release (those inclined can follow them on Thee Facebooks here) that they may or may not follow up with a limited run of 7″s, and they’ve just put together the below video for the track “Husbands,” which features negative-shot woods-walking and a creepy kind of cat-mask thing that zooms in and out much like I imagine it will in my nightmares for the next week. Dig it:
Tags: New York City, Purple Knights, Unsigned bands