Johnny Marr Shares New Eco-Disco Track “Armatopia”

A reflection of human ecology

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media

Smiths’ guitar icon Johnny Marr gives us a brief lesson in Human Ecology 101 in his new video “Armatopia.” Think of the track as disco meets existential crisis + world doom. The video, directed by Kris Rimmer, is filled with dark and dirty glamour that captures our inclination to seek external pleasures as a form of distraction from our own impending doom. Time to party:

“’Armatopia’ is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. Have those in control made people feel like there’s only one thing left they can do? We’re smoking till we burn out’, so we dance and party. It’s Eco-Disco for 2019.” shared Johnny.

The single is the follow up of Johnny’s acclaimed album Call The Comet, which was released last year. He will be touring North America this spring, so don’t miss him:

04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

04/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

04/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

05/01 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

05/03 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall – Ballroom

05/04 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

05/06 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

05/07 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom

05/08 – Portland, ME @ Aura

05/10 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

05/11 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

05/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre