Flagpole Premieres: Art Contest, ‘Tokyo Megaplex’

Art Contest


Join us in welcoming Art Contest to Athens. 

The duo, which recently relocated to the Classic City from just up the road in Greenville, SC, specializes in twitchy, explosive math-pop, of which we haven’t seen much around these parts since the mid-aughts.

But Art Contest’s post-everything sound is no throwback; it’s definitely more futuristic than nostalgic. For hard proof, check out “Tokyo Megaplex,” a jittery jam from the group’s upcoming full-length, Two Songs, out next year via Post-Echo:

Says Art Contest’s Garrett Burke:

Musically, we’re always finding ourselves at the intersection of control and mayhem. With “Tokyo Megaplex,” Cole [Monroe] and I maximize our sound output, as we push and pull at the idea of being lost in a riot—however, we never planned on ending up there.

Stream another track from Two Songs, “Wall Ball,” over on Bandcamp.


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