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Psychic TV Celebrate New Album Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg

September 14th, 2016

When English industrial-rock group Throbbing Gristle broke up in 1981, the following year, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and performing artist Genesis P-Orridge and video director and multi-instrumentalist Peter Christopherson launched the multimedia avant-garde collective Psychic TV, influenced by the likes of William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick and the Marquis de Sade—“encompassing melodic pop, barely listenable white noise, gentle ballads, industrial found-sound collages, spoken word pieces, and experiments with ethnic instruments and world music, all tied together by a Dadaist sensibility,” according to AllMusic. Psychic TV (above, covering Harry Nilsson’s “Jump into the Fire”) will reissue their debut album, Force the Hand of Chance, later this year. And with the arrival of their newest, Alienist, a couple of weeks back, Psychic TV celebrate its release on Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg.