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Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flags (1st edit 2011/9/3) (Video)

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be part of Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flags check for more HERE

Atari Teenage Riot Premiere 4 Live Videos USA Tour starts 9/04+Free Download Black Flags

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Band Calls on Fans to Participate in “Black Flags” Video (more here)

Black Flags (feat. Boots Riley) Remix Package Available September 6th.
Single track free MP3
HERE

Consequence of Sound premiered 4 live videos from Atari Teenage Riot which you can see HERE or watch “Activate”, “The Only Slight Glimmer Of Hope” , “Blood In My Eyes” and“Collapse Of History” directly on vimeo HERE .
 
The concert footage was captured by 5 cameras on May 1st 2011, when Atari Teenage Riot played a secret show at Berlin’s legendary techno club Tresor to premiere their new album Is This Hyperreal? live.  A new stage was built on the 2nd floor of the building where the public is not usually allowed.  A small amount of fans were able to win free tickets to attend the show. Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot says: ”It was amazing to perform the new songs at this historic location. This is pretty much where techno started in the 90ties. It reminded people of old sci-fi movies from the 20ties like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.Felt very intimate and nobody knew the new tracks…very exciting!”
 
Atari Teenage Riot’s “Black Flags (feat. Boots Riley)” remix package available with 7  “Black Flags” remixes by
Tony Senghore, Andy’s ILL Remix, Taku Remix, Nom De Strip Remix, Muffler Remix, Bais Haus Remix, and “Activate” remixes by Whiiite Remix, Dan Oh Remix, and AudioFun on September 6th  via iTunes and everywhere else on September 20th. You can download the single Black Flags as a free MP3 HERE.

The band’s latest single is drawn from the band’s new album Is This Hyperreal? out now via Dim Mak. Produced, mixed, recorded by Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails), Is This Hyperreal? was recorded at the Hellish Vortex Studio in Berlin.
 
In addition to the band’s “Blood In My Eyes” video HERE , Atari Teenage Riot is also asking their fans to participate in the video for the band’s upcoming single “Black Flags”, which will be released on September 6th. You can hear “Black Flags” and read the lyrics HERE. They are calling their fans and others who support song’s ideals to make a video statement in front of a black flag, or any black surface to be included in the band’s final video. “Black Flags.” Fans are also invited to incorporate “Corpsing” into their video. Drawn from an idea the band had while “planking” at a Southern European airport, “Corpsing” is the act of laying down in a public location, covered in a black flag to represent those that have died as result of corporate greed. The band invites anyone to film themselves lip-synching to the “Black Flags” lyrics in front of a black flag or corpsing and send in their video to be included in the “Black Flags” video. All entries should be submitted to blackflags@atari-teenage-riot.net. Read the band’s full concept for the video HERE
 

 
Summer/Fall Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
08/26 -France – Charleville-Mezieres @ Cabaret Vert
9/04 – Seattle, WA @Bumbershoot Festival
09/05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
09/07 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/08 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub  (w Retox) *
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA  @ The Keyclub *
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal Resort *
09/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
09/14 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris *
09/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon *
09/21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
09/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
09/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder *
09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater *
09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club *
10/05 – Austria – Vienna @ Szene
10/06 – Austria – Linz @ Posthof
10/07 – Slovenia – Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
10/10 – Hungary – Budapest ! A38
10/12 – Germany – Berlin @ Astra
10/13 – Germany – Leipzig @ Werk II
10/14 – Germany – Cottbus @ Gladhouse
10/15 – Poland – Warsaw @ Progresja
10/16 – Poland – Wroclaw @ Firlej
10/21 – Austria – Dornbirn @ Dornbirm
10/22 – Germany – Stuttgart @ Universum
11/23 – Russia – Moscow @ Tochka
11/24 – Russia – St Petersburg @ Glavclub
11/25 – Finland – Helsinki @ Nosturi
11/26 – Swedend – Stockholm @ Debaser
 
* = w/ Otto von Schirach 
Black Flags (feat. Boots Riley) Track List (Out September 6th on Dimmak)
1. Black Flags feat. Boots Riley
2. Black Flags (Tony Senghore Remix)
3. Black Flags (Andy’s ILL Remix)
4. Black Flags feat. Boots Riley (Taku Remix)
5. Black Flags feat. Boots Riley (Nom De Strip Remix)
6. Black Flags (Muffler Remix)
7. Black Flags feat. Boots Riley (Bais Haus Remix)
8. Activate (Whiiite Remix)
9. Activate (Dan Oh Remix)
10. Activate (AudioFun Remix)http://www.atari-teenage-riot.com
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Atari Teenage Riot Reveal “Blood In My Eyes” Video + Call Fans To Action For New Video “Black Flags” + Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by E.N.

Atari Teenage Riot Reveal New Video For
“Blood In My Eyes” from Is This Hyperreal? HERE
  
Call Fans To Action To Create New Video “Black Flags” and Introduce “Corpsing”

Announce September Tour Dates Through America and October Dates Through Europe


Summer/Fall Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
08/12 – Switzerland – Le Locle @ Rock Altitude Festival
08/13 – Germany – Hildesheim @ Mera Luna Festival
08/26 -France – Charleville-Mezieres @ Cabaret Vert
9/04 – Seattle, WA @Bumbershoot Festival
09/05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
09/07 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/08 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub  (w Retox) *
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA  @ The Keyclub *
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal Resort *
09/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
09/14 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris *
09/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon *
09/21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
09/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
09/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder *
09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater *
09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club *
10/05 – Austria – Vienna @ Szene
10/06 – Austria – Linz @ Posthof
10/07 – Slovenia – Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
10/10 – Hungary – Budapest ! A38
10/12 – Germany – Berlin @ Astra
10/13 – Germany – Leipzig @ Werk II
10/14 – Germany – Cottbus @ Gladhouse
10/15 – Poland – Warsaw @ Progresja
10/16 – Poland – Wroclaw @ Firlej
10/21 – Austria – Dornbirn @ Dornbirm
10/22 – Germany – Stuttgart @ Universum
* = w/ Otto von Schirach
 

Atari Teenage Riot is pleased to release their latest video “Blood In My Eyes.” The song and it’s provocative video offer a stark look at the issue of human trafficking. Watch the video HERE . The band’s latest single is drawn from the band’s new album Is This Hyperreal? out now via Dim Mak. Produced, mixed, recorded by Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails), Is This Hyperreal? was recorded at the Hellish Vortex Studio in Berlin. The band will also be touring Europe over the next few months.
 
 In addition to the band’s “Blood In My Eyes” video, Atari Teenage Riot is also asking their fans to participate in the video for the band’s upcoming single “Black Flags” (feat. Boots Riley of The Coup), which will be released on September 6th. You can hear “Black Flags” and read the lyrics HERE. They are calling their fans and others who support song’s ideals to make a video statement in front of a black flag, or any black surface to be included in the band’s final video. “Black Flags.” Fans are also invited to incorporate “Corpsing” into their video. Drawn from an idea the band had while “planking” at a Southern European airport, “Corpsing” is the act of laying down in a public location, covered in a black flag to represent those that have died as result of corporate greed. The band invites anyone to film themselves lip-synching to the “Black Flags” lyrics in front of a black flag or corpsing and send in their video to be included in the “Black Flags” video. All entries should be submitted to blackflags(at)atari-teenage-riot.net. Read the band’s full concept for the video below:
 

In the past decade we have witnessed how dangerous corruption can be for ordinary citizens, from Fukushima to the financial crisis, we could even include the current phone hacking scandals in the UK in this. The list goes on. Almost weekly more shocking news is being published. Corporate greed has too often put the lives of people in danger.
 
Historically, the Black Flag stood for not belonging to a certain Nation State (due to the fact that no national colors were used on it). For the us, it means also that no individual can look at him/herself as superior to others just because of his/her national identity.
 
The mainstream media often looks at “consumers” and labels them as “apathetic.” But as the protests around the world have indicated, there is more political activism than ever before. And not only that, we see the same activism and energy at our concerts.
 
Cynics always find many reasons for not doing anything and being miserable.  Often they say that the world is too “complex” to get involved.  We believe that even though the world is complex, there are some fundamentally powerful ideas. Respect for another human being, for example, is a fundamental idea that grants great power.
 
If you agree to the basic principles of equality and freedom, join us and make a statement!
 
The visuals of Atari Teenage Riot videos have always been very important.  Directors like Philipp Virus, Andrea Giacobbe, John Hillcoat, and Zan Lyons have done an excellent job in working together with the band and getting the message across to a wide audience. We want “Black Flags” to follow in those footsteps of our previous video, but with one key difference: Atari Teenage Riot wants you to be in it!
 
If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:
 

  • Take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song. You can hear the track and see the lyrics HERE
  • Have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black T-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)
  • You can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)
  • We will use fragments of all videos, which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.
  • If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

If you want to go a step further, Atari Teenage Riot want to introduce you to “Corpsing” — the silent protest for all people who have died as a result of corporate greed.
 
Planking has been probably the most fun trend since break dancing.  When ATR waited at an airport in Southern Europe, we did quite a lot of planks in the silliest locations, until some airport authorities tried to stop us. From that, the idea of “corpsing” developed through public appearances of Anonymous and from the acts of political activists in China.
 
In Berlin, Alec lay down on his back, like a corpse, and put a black flag over his head/face. Apart from it being a very strong image, many people stopped and did what they are supposed to: Ask a question! To our surprise people from all kinds of backgrounds immediately understood and supported what we were talking about.
 
The release date of “Black Flags” is only days away from 9/11. When we realized that it has been ten years, and when we looked at how many have used deaths of real people for their own political and economic greed since then, the original idea of the song made so much more sense again.
 
If you agree, film yourself in public places, even on the dance floor, wherever you can raise awareness and send it to us! We will include you in the video.
 
Please always send in a video link to this email : blackflags(at)atari-teenage-riot.net (don’t attach the files directly please.)

 
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Atari Teenage Riot’s ‘Is This Hyperreal’ Out Digitally Today!(Stream Album)

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Atari Teenage Riot’s Is This Hyperreal?

Out Digitally Today!
(Out Physically on June 21st via Dim Mak)

RCRD LBL Premieres “Activate (DJ Mr. White Remix)”!

“It’s arguable that Is This Hyperreal?, the forthcoming album from Atari Teenage Riot, is the finest album of their years of insurrection.” – The Quietus
 

“It’s a successful, Herculean project that completely steamrolls any music in its wake.” 
– MTV Iggy

“As evidenced from the very beginning, ATR haven’t slowed down or cleaned up their act in the 12 years between albums. Instead, Is This Hyperreal? sees them picking up right where they left off with banging electro beats, distorted synths and shouted political lyrics.”  
– Exclaim!

To celebrate the release, RCRD LBL premiered Whiiite’s remix of “Activate”! Download and listen here!
stream ATARI TEENAGE RIOT “IS THIS HYPERREAL?”

Join the Revolution Action! Atari Teenage Riot To Tour US + Video!

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Atari Teenage Riot Set to Bring Their Revolution Action to the US!

 Is This Hyperreal? out June 7th DSP,

June 21st Physical on Dim Mak

 “It’s rare in a world now ruled by Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to hear music that is so angry with itself and with everything else around it. But ATR’s overwhelming energy is difficult to deny, and difficult not to admire — preferably from a safe distance.”– Spin Magazine

Reignited German/American cyberpunks Atari Teenage Riot have booked a return trip to America this Fall. With information warfare, net neutrality, government opacity, and human trafficking all in the news, Atari Teenage Riot’s 4th album Is This Hyperreal?, out digitally June 7th on LA Electro-stomp label Dim Mak, is their most topical yet. Atari Teenage Riot starts their campaign for justice across America in September. For a taste of the hardcore digital punk of Is This Hyperreal? check out the riotgrrl energy of “Blood In My Eyes” tale of human trafficking and “Activate!” a hyper-kinetic death ray call to action.
 

Atari Teenage Riot is known worldwide for their high octane, multiple gendered, politically intelligent, international, full spectrum live shows. Check out the post-neuromancer, jagged breakbeat, enveloping chaos of Alec Empire, Nic Endo and CX Kidtonik in the European tour video here! Get ready to start the riot!
 

2011 Atari Teenage Riot Tourdates
Presented by Dim Mak
9/4 Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival
9/9 Los Angeles, CA, The Keyclub
9/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL, Culture Room
9/15 Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade
9/17 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
9/24 Pittsburgh, PA, Rex Theater
9/27 Detroit, MI, The Majestic Theatre
9/28 Chicago, IL, Reggies Rock Club
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Atari Teenage Riot new album ‘Is This Hyperreal’ (Dim Mak, 6/7) + MP3s!

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Atari Teenage Riot Reignites with Album on Dim Mak

 Activate!and “Blood In My EyesDownload/Stream

Is This Hyperreal

Release Date June 7th on all DSP, June 21st physical release on Dim Mak
 
Is This Hyperreal? Includes Singles “

Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through LA future stomp label Dim Mak, is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence. Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails), ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.
 
A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance, heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex, a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes. This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s Is This Hyperreal? is born into. Every track is an iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’scampaign party of education and awareness. Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum, Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.
 
“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec, Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.
 
In “Blood In My Eyes” Alec Empire merges his chiptunes style first shown in 1999’s Nintendo Teenage Robots album with the sound of Crass exploding out of the trunk two cars over. Contained within Nic’s first lead vocal in Atari Teenage Riot tells a tale of enslavement and revenge for all of the women lost within our global human trafficking problem. “Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’ “Black Flags” is a low slung, subwoofer punching, anthem announcing Atari Teenage Riot’s support of Anonymous’ grassroots human rights campaign.
 
We’re allowed a brief respite to catch our breath during “Is This Hyperreal?”. The album’s title track slow cooks with seething analog synths reminiscent of Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner, symphonic percussion and a gurgling acid line are the soundtrack to the birth of a cyborg. “Codebeaker”is a stomping electro rockabilly stormer. Rubbery basslines command your posterior to action; sawtooth guitars swarm your head as Alec and Kidtronik lead us onto wall street to ask the question of “What went wrong?” Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki’s vocals add an LA Hardcore vibe to give it that much more of a brutal punch.
 
“Shadow Identity” is Nic’s second lead vocal of the album and the most unexpected hook. On top of a New Order bassline and what sounds like a drum line made performed by an obsolete automotive assembly line Nic interweaves a narrative of blood diamonds, global trade and consumer awareness. “Re-arrange Your Synapses” is a new gabber punk classic. The 909 drum machine speeds up to a blurred fever pitch as Alec and Nic dive bomb verses painting a near future world of post net neutrality legislation where access to money and corporations control the public’s access to information on the internet.
 
Atari Teenage Riot saves their most straightforward electro romp for “Digital Decay”. Showcasing a thick gurgling bassline, razor taunt snares and Nic  as a floating artificial intelligence prophet. “Digital Decay” would fit perfectly into one of Aoki’s legendary DJ sets. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is dripping with uplifting brash, sing-along, sass-bag vocals and deep driving modular synth work. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is Atari Teenage Riot’s legendary effortless synthesis of Crass, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk.
 
“The Collapse of History” immediately makes itself known as the most unexpected and welcome Atari Teenage Riot song ever. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball, Alec flexes his 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Nic transforms herself into a pop dance diva and brings her sassiest vocal performance of the album. The mind glue chorus celebrating the overthrow of corrupt institutions hits your like warm sunlight after an all night rave. As ATR ends the album “Humanity will win in the end.”
 
Is This Hyperreal? Tracklisting
1.     Activate!
2.     Blood In My Eyes
3.     Black Flags
4.     Is This Hyperreal?
5.     Codebreaker
6.     Shadow Identity
7.     Re-Arrange Your Synapses
8.     Digital Decay
9.     The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope
10.  The Collapse of History

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