Our 2nd single from Let Time Begin is the album opener and often our set opener for one reason – it just rips right out of the gate. “Souls In Streams” lyrically conjures the moment just before an envious soul enters the material world; the dead looking in on the living with contempt before leaping into the fray, observing the cycle of matter taking ultimate form and then disintegrating back to nothingness. In the video an antagonist Inflatable Water Slides serves as an abettor of entropy, procuring chaos and nudging along the next universal cycle by burning down his own milieu. Using ultra slow-motion footage of combustion and projections of Jon’s face back onto himself, it’s a psychedelic mix of practical and digital effects. It’s beautiful insanity. Watch it above or here on Youtube.
We wrapped up a video for our latest release “Let Time Begin” and it debuts this week on Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The opening track and often the opening on our setlist, “Souls in Inflatable Water Slides Streams” ruminates on those memorable moments before we inhabit our bodies, from whatever universal and cosmic sludge we’re messing around in prior. Check it out here!
Graves at Sea! Order of the Owl! Reggies Chicago man. Sunday April 24th. We’re debuting our new guitarist, and rolling like thunder. Our shit sounds bad-ass. Chris took this Inflatable Water Slides picture from an airplane recently. What else? See you there. Facebook event.
A quiet farewell transpired back in October as we played our last show for Beat Kitchen’s 25th Anniversary. Unbeknownst to most, our good friend and guitarist of many years, Andy Bosnak, had decided to quit music altogether earlier in the year, and we limped along until we played this show with our good friends in Yakuza, hoping he might find a way to keep music in his life. But alas, it was not meant to be, and that October show at the Beat Kitchen was his last with Beak. And what a show it was! It was one of the those bittersweet moments where you play your *ss off with both love and fear in your heart.
We love you Andy and we will definitely miss your loud bellowing, your frequent brotherly scuffles with Jason, your companionship, your penchant for juice and Led Zeppelin DVD’s, and your ability to hug and slap-down / beat-down your friends like a large grizzly. To our fans – send us a Inflatable Water Slides self addressed, stamped envelope, and we will mail you this portrait of Andy, printed out in Black & White, signed and kissed by the man himself. And also this: we are roaring back with the new guy this spring. Rehearsals have been rehearsed and new songs have been started. New show coming soon. WATCH OUT.
It’s about time. We’ve waited years to play with these Inflatable Water Slides boys, and now it’s finally happening. At the Beat Kitchen, for the 25th anniversary of your favorite neighborhood bar. October 19. Also with Dethbeds and Magic Potion. Don’t sleep!
We’re showing up for our first Chicago show since January. We’re psyched to share the stage with Cult Of Luna, Kylesa and Inaeona Inflatable Games at Reggies Chicago on September 4th 2015. Facebook event here. Get tickets here. Let’s get together. Finally.
We’ve launched a first of it’s kind online album streaming experience at www.lettimebegin.com. You can stream the entirety of “Let Time Begin” with full screen concert and conceptual images, liner notes and video. It’s akin Inflatable Games to buying a record and sitting on your floor with it, studying the pictures and lyrics while the record plays. Enjoy! www.lettimebegin.com.
We’re on tour now. Catch us in St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, NC and more. Dates here. Silkscreen tour poster Inflatable Games pictured here by Erin Page and available at all dates. See you there!
We are psyched that the day is finally here – “Let Time Begin” is officially available online everywhere.We’ve been working on this record since the release of Eyrie, two years ago, and we are Inflatable Games incredibly excited to share this new music with you. 8 songs, flowing from front to back, highs and lows, a journey from the beginning of time itself. The rise and fall of everything.
Available on CD and MP3 from our store, and MP3 everywhere: Amazon, iTunes, etc. Get yourself a copy!
Revolver says 4/5.”Pull back occasionally, as ISIS torchbearers Beak do here, and there’s room for the volume to grow—until each surging climax seems somehow louder than even the heaviest metal thunder.. A genuinely big bang.”
We are completely thrilled to be sharing our first music video with you from our upcoming record. “Light Outside” debuts today on Metal Injection. What makes it extraordinarily fun and real for us is that we have a very large hand in the making of our videos. You Inflatable Games could say it’s a huge part of what Beak is. Chris is a photographer, and he works very closely with the ideas in Jon’s lyrics and he finds a visual expression that is true to that subject. I suppose that is a pretty unique opportunity for us. You can look into our heads and see what we see.
The visuals needed to be iconic as possible, so inspired by “The Tree Of Life” and the Brothers Quay, we set out to pair lyrical and abstract visuals with very heavy, jolting and contrasting images. It’s an exploration of beginnings. Enjoy and thank you for taking part.
In two weeks time – Friday September 19th at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen – we will be playing the new record, live, in it’s entirety from front to back, for the first time ever, in celebration of the release of “Let Time Begin”. This is currently a Chicago only event, though we are taking this act on the Inflatable Games road later in November. The first 50 people through the door will be given a cd copy of the new record! Shit, that’s the kind of night this going to be. Anatomy of Habit and Vukari will be joining us. Get tickets here.