binki Proves His Relentless Groove In His Debut EP ‘MOTOR FUNCTION’

+video for “Invisible Fence” is out now

Photo: Sophie Day

Pennsylvania native binki has dropped his debut EP MOTOR FUNCTION and it’s an irreplaceable sonic treat. Produced by Justin and Jeremiah Raisen (Yves Tumor, Angel Olson), MOTOR FUNCTION is a testament of binki’s groovy vision of metamorphosing pop to the funkiest directions with a rock’n’roll edge. Along with the record, binki has also revealed his video “Invisible Fence,” which you should play:

Speaking of the video, Director Drake Li shared: “To me, the song sounded like it came out of a heist movie from France or something. So I wanted the video to reflect that and reference some of those kinda films. We took the most inspiration from Chungking Express and Le Femme Nikita. The actual shoot was a little hectic. We may or may not have been shooting without permits. We might have been kicked out of our main location. The guy who kicked us out might have been a total asshole. Maybe. Allegedly. 

But it was really fun, and even though that moment might have been tense I think everyone on the shoot really came together and stood behind what we were doing. It helped that the whole production really rocked with the song and wanted the video to be great. 

The fact that it was a run-and-gun kind of shoot helped the edit. The video feels fun and kinda risky. Binki really delivered on his performance. He’s a rock star.”

You can say hi to binki this fall onstage when he’ll be supporting Glass Animals and hitting Firefly Festival. 

binki US Live Dates:

8/30 – Lewistown, NY – Art Park *

8/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell *

9/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

9/4 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *

9/5 – Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Park Amphitheater *

9/7 – St Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre * 

9/8 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy *

9/9 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company *

9/11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *

9/13 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *

9/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre *

9/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

9/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

9/22 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater *

9/24 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoor Amphitheater *

9/25 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival 

* = support for Glass Animals