A self-descibed “cut-n-paste” musician, Ki:Theory (nee Joel Burleson) is best known for re-working tracks by Daft Punk, Ladytron, Brazilian Girls, UNKLE, and Sasha. But, upon visiting the Virginia-native’s website, which contains eight albums free to download, listeners discover Ki:Theory is as comfortable producing organic, minimal pop tracks as he is re-configuring electro bangers.
With another LP set for an early 2012 release, Ki:Theory has plans to release a series of singles leading up to the album’s yet-to-be confirmed drop date, beginning with the debut of the video for “I Wanna Run”. Featuring vocalist Maura Davis (Denali), the track is a beautiful duet focused on the complexities of a tumultuous relationship. Directed by Johnny Hugel, the video places Davis and Burleson atop footage shot in Kitty Hawke, NC, resulting in a candid, visceral viewing experience. Watch the clip below, or over at Cluster 1.
Ahead of the release, Ki:Theory will open four shows for Baths. Tour dates can be found below.
Ki:Theory 2011 Tour Dates:
11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Arch @ U of Pennsylvania #
12/01 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East #
12/02 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
12/03 – Washington DC @ Black Cat #
# = w/Baths