ADULT. New Album Becoming Undone and “Our Bodies Weren’t Wrong” Video Out Today


Both sides of ADULT.’s Becoming Undone bristle with strident acidic revolt and black leather sequential circuits, unhinged and unforgiving. From technoid blitzes to slower tempos of purgatorial unraveling, Becoming Undone showcases a breadth of vocal FX. Vocalist Nicola Kuperus sounds alternately indignant and possessed at times, decrying the crimes, fears, and failings of a deluded world. Throughout, the duo’s chemistry crackles with revulsion and strobe-lit dissent, equal parts exorcism and denunciation. “Humans have always been pretty terrible,” Kuperus explains. “But every year the compromises of culture just accelerate.”

After a quarter century of nearly nonstop activity, the dystopian Detroit synth-punk institution have perfected a strain of stylistic cohesion in the album format. The making of Becoming Undone began in the latter half of 2020 against a backdrop of unprecedented flux and seismic isolation. The duo (Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) kickstarted their muse by sourcing fresh additions to the rig: a vocal loop pedal for Kuperus and Roland percussion pads for Miller. Reconnecting with legacy influences like the politicized industrial percussion of Test Department and the queasy miscreant synthetics of TG’s 20 Jazz Funk Greats sparked a series of fruitfully frenetic sessions, centered on themes of impermanence and dissonance.

The album is also freighted with a more personal pain, as Kuperus’ father passed away during the height of the pandemic, just before the album took root. As his hospice caretakers, she and Miller faced the banality of finality, surrounded by objects drained of meaning, “the joy of having a body, but also the drudgery of having one.”

ADULT. bring Becoming Undone’s artwork to life in their powerful new self-directed video “Our Bodies Weren’t Wrong” which features dancer Shannon White. “Askew interior architectures merge with estranged domesticity,” ADULT. describe. The body moves rightside up / upside down / in the doorway / out of the doorway in this suburban void filled with too many doors to realms of the unknown. Feelings of disorientation and liminality interlace with elements of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and the dance meets horror of ‘Suspiria’.”

Becoming Undone is out today via Dais Records across all digital platforms. Vinyl and CD formats will be available in stores worldwide on March 11. To pre-order go here. ADULT. Kick off their Spring tour next month in the UK and EU, followed by an extensive North American run with Kontravoid and Spike Hellis. For a full list of dates, see below and purchase tickets here.

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04/13: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ~
04/14: Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall ~
04/15: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Black Box) ~
04/16: Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel ~
04/18: Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery ~
04/19: Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall ~
04/20: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) ~
04/21: Atlanta, GA – The Earl ~
04/22: Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub ~
04/23: Miami, FL – Gramps ~
04/25: Tampa, FL – The Crowbar ~
04/27: New Orleans, LA – Santos ~
04/28: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ~
04/29: Austin, TX – The Parish ~
04/30: Dallas, TX – Ruins ~
05/02: Albuquerque, NM – Sister ~
05/03: Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge ~
05/05: San Diego, CA – Casbah ~
05/06: Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room ~
05/07: San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop ~
05/10: Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s ~
05/11: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Verboden Festival) ~
05/12: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge ~
05/14: Denver, CO – Hi-Dive ~
05/17: Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge ~
05/18: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry ~
05/19: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club ~
05/20: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle ~
05/21: Detroit, MI – City Club ~
~ w/ Kontravoid and Spike Hellis

07/03/2022 UK Bristol – Thekla
08/03/2022 UK Glasgow – Slay
09/03/2022 UK Manchester – White Hotel
10/03/2022 UK London – Electrowerkz
11/03/2022 FRA Lille – Black Lab
12/03/2022 BE Brussels – Magasin 4
14/03/2022 DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
15/03/2022 SWE Malmo – Plan B
16/03/2022 SWE Gothenburg – Musikens Hus
17/03/2022 SWE Stockholm – HUS 7
18/03/2022 DK Copenhagen – Stengade
19/03/2022 DE Berlin – Urban Spree
22/03/2022 PL Lodz – DOM
23/03/2022 PL Wroclaw – Akademia
24/03/2022 AT Linz – KAPU
25/03/2022 AT Wien – Chelsea
26/03/2022 HUN Budapest – Dürer Kert
27/03/2022 CZ Prague – Chapeau Rouge
28/03/2022 DE Munich – Rote Sonne
30/03/2022 CH Yverdon-les-Bains – L’Amalgame
31/03/2022 FRA Lyon – Sonic
01/04/2022 FRA Paris – La Boule Noire
02/04/2022 NL – Nijmegen Merleyn
All UK/EU Dates w/ Plack Blague