Over the course of the last two decades, Detroit’s ADULT. (Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) have been perhaps one of the most fervent proponents of a dark, dance aesthetic that harnesses the perverse aspects of the late ’70s analog dystopian post-modernism. Every song the duo constructs is a strenuous exercise in claustrophobia, anxiety and bleak humor expressed through raw synthesizers, ridged beats and the haunted voice of Kuperus. The melodies twist off their tonal centers and grind each other in dirty, unspeakable ways. ADULT. have remixed the likes of LIARS, John Foxx, and Death in Vegas. ADULT. have released six studio albums on MUTE Records, Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and their own label founded in 1995, Ersatz Audio. They also just released their first live album in 2017 on Third Man Records. Their latest album entitled “Detroit House Guests” (2017 mute) was funded by a John S. and James L. Knight Arts Challenge award.
The album features six guest collaborators: Dorit Chrysler (NY Theremin Society), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens), Michael Gira (Swans), Lun•na Menoh (Les Sewing Sisters) and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb). ADULT. are currently working on their new album for a September 2018 release on DAIS Records. The demos are currently being written in total isolation in a remote cabin on frozen Lake Huron in Northern Michigan.
No shows booked at the moment.