Warped hip hop beats, gospel cries and noisy synths layered over samples and self-penned neo gothic lyrics, Wise Blood is the 21-year-old Brooklynite on a DIY musical mission
Chris Laufman is the singer, writer and producer currently operating out of New York under the Wise Blood moniker. Working with a ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos, Laufman’s arrival on the scene was quickly hyped by the blogosphere and picked up by Dovecote Records, who introduced session musicians to his live shows. Laufman creates stomp-poppin’ tracks swamped in samples and lyrics possessed by his time spent as a cemetery worker. Laufman notes high school days spent listening to Slim Thug’s Already Platinum, Joy Division and the progressive productions of The Neptunes as some of his key influences. Hailing from the same Pittsburgh hometown as Girl Talk, he shares a fondness for sampling heavy hooks, with added zeal for ‘take over pop music’. Get your Wise Blood transfusion with this live session exclusively recorded for i-D online.
These Wings EP is out on Loose Lips Records now