Acid Punks VR SEX share new single ‘Live (In A Dream)’

VR SEX press photo
Photo credit: Corinne Schiavone

The latest LP by from Andrew Clinco’s (Drab Majesty) alias VR SEX takes its title from an architectural phrase but more importantly refers to the warped, wicked underworld the songs both chronicle and condemn. Donning the moniker Noel Skum – an acerbic anagram of Elon Musk – Clinco vents his scorn for and fascination with the seedy, surreal margins of low-life Los Angeles, doomed to dead ends of vanity, lust, and technology. 

VR SEX have shared a visualizer and lyric video for the album’s third single, Live (In A Dream). A dynamic and distinctive sensory experience, Live (In A Dream) is “a brief yet familiar story of delusion and destruction. The song is a tale of myopia while the video zooms out and observes the world and its both natural and man-made absurdities and atrocities,” comments Skum. Watch the video clip for Live (In A Dream) via YouTube below.

Although initially launched as an outlet for “heavier sounds” beyond Clinco’s duties in new wave fantasists Drab Majesty, VR SEX has ripened into a compelling exercise in world building, weaving themes of gritty city neo- futurist sleaze within a framework of driving, distorted guitars and cathode-blasted synths. ‘Rough Dimension’ is a bristling mix of the melodic and the macabre, absurdist observations of fast living and desperate measures, the clock of youth ticking towards midnight as dreams unravel in Babylon. 

VR SEX’s specialty is making these cautionary tales of psychic decay and tainted love a thrill rather than a drag. There’s a sunglasses at night glamor to Clinco’s choruses and solos, a wit to his black leather judgementsThe music’s milieu tends towards parasites and predators but its mood skews refreshingly accelerated and amused, cruising the strip with a cigarette, watching goths and limousines crawl in gridlock beneath digital billboards. 

VR SEX Rough Dimension artwork

Rough Dimension’ track list
1. Victim Or Vixen
2. Glutton For Love
3. Cyber Crimes
4. Live (In A Dream)
5. Walk of Fame
6. Crisis Stage
7. Taste Of Hate
8. Snake Water
9. End Vision

‘Rough Dimension’ will be released on March 25th, 2022 and VR SEX will be on tour in North America from March 24 – April 30th.  Check out tour dates listed below.

VR SEX tour dates

3/24/2022 San Diego, CA The Casbah %
3/25/2022 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon %
3/26/2022 Oakland, CA Elbo Room Jack London %
3/28/2022 Seattle, WA Barboza %
3/30/2022 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret %
3/31/2022 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios %
4/1/2022 Boise, ID Neurolux %
4/2/2022 Reno, NV Holland Project %
4/8/2022 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
4/9/2022 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
4/11/2022 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas #
4/12/2022 Dallas, TX Cheap Steaks #
4/13/2022 Houston, TX Secret Group #
4/14/2022 New Orleans, LA Santos #
4/15/2022 Atlanta, GA The Earl #
4/16/2022 Nashville, TN The End #
4/18/2022 Washington, DC DC9 $
4/20/2022 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA $
4/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus $
4/23/2022 Cambridge, MA Middle East (Upstairs) $
4/24/2022 Montreal, QB L’esco
4/25/2022 Toronto, ON The Monarch
4/26/2022 Detroit, MI UFO Factory $
4/27/2022 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle $
4/29/2022 Denver, CO Hi Dive $
4/30/2022 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge $

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