Angels in America

2 tired 2 cry: an AQNB music & art compendium

24 November 2020

2 tired 2 cry is AQNB’s third release of new music and visual works compiled and curated by our London, Berlin and Los Angeles-based team.

Part of an ongoing series of these downloadable packages, featuring work by artists in our international community, this next mini-compendium is the second of four to be dropped quarterly. It includes four new tracks and two new original artwork contributions, and is available for sale on our site, or free for our Patreon subscribers.

The theme of 2 tired 2 cry follows a year of collective difficulties and setbacks. Closing out 2020 with some silver linings, and a small shard of hope for the future, the compendium looks towards a long and hard road ahead, that’s not without optimism. This is the sight and sound of upheaval and uncertainty, living with the ebb and flow of life and death. Frustration and exhaustion, anger and grief all live here. We’ve been through a period of emotional extremes, and there’s probably a bit more to come. Hang in there.

Music by:
Angels in America
Mya Gomez

Visual works by:
Ander Rennick
Giulia Essyad

Cover artwork by:
Gian Manik

Graphic design by:
Alex Deranian

Angels in America present a vivid depiction of fractured identity in their ‘Congealer’ video directed by Boy Harsher’s Jae Matthews

1 March 2019

Angels in America released album Uptown Funk via New York’s Ormolycka Records on February 12, with an accompanying music video for track ‘Congealer’ premiering on AQNB today. The New York-based duo have released records on labels Night People and Hoss Records, while touring with the Odwalla1221 and Gobby, among others.

Directed by Jae Matthews of dark electro band Boy Harsher, the film resembles the work of Kenneth Anger with its blood red tones and surreal arrangements supporting the menacing square wave oscillations of a sort of retro industrial pop. Rachel Lewallen (aka performer RRLEW) performs with her sister in a sequence crossing a waterfront, a motorcycle, and “a vivid experience of fractured identity.”**

Angels in America released album Uptown Funk via New York’s Ormolycka Records on February 12, 2019.