Folk Rock ensemble Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few have recently released their new album Antichrist Complex and their latest video for the single “Vacant Spaces” is a self-directed stop-motion animation effort. The short took three years to make and has been showing at film festivals including LA Shorts, Woodstock, and Portland Film Festival.
In support of the new album, the band will play select tour dates followed by an album release show with special guests on November 12th.
While Baughman’s music may be less known, his work as a video director and stop-motion animator has spanned music videos for well known artists including Wilco, Julien Baker, and The Roots among many others.
Baughman describe the themes for the new album as “color from daily Middle American existence, personal sadsackery, religious imagery and deconstructionism.”
The new LP follows Joe Baughman’s 2021 Acoustic Complex: A Solo Piano Experience and 2019’s Vacant Spaces, which provided “the musical foundation, and launchpad for newfound exploration and takes on previously recorded tracks”.