Never Fear, Andrew Rinehart Is Here to ‘Protect’ You From Fake News
It's been a long, strange stylistic journey for Louisville songsmith Andrew Rinehart. He started out as a hardcore kid, touring with the likes of At the Drive-In and Hot Water Music as a member of Flight Nineteen, and subsequently went folk under the name Saredren Wells. In 2013, following ventures in DIY organizing (he co-founded NYC arts space the Body Actualized Center) and indie bands (a former member of Splash, he later enlisted as a touring member of Samantha Urbani's band Friends), he went back to solo mode as Rinehart, his current moniker.
Following his three-track EP, The Funeral Home Sessions, and 2015's Nothing / Everything LP, Rinehart is back in the studio working on a new full-length — this time rooted in electronics, rather than acoustics. He recently shared "Protect," a grim, ambient marvel produced by fellow Kentucky native SEE TAI. Today, we're unveiling the video. Directed by Rinehart and Rachel Carya, it's a trippy, found-footage reminder of how we could all stand to take a break from keeping our eyeballs glued to CNN. He's not wrong — the news is long enough, and everything seems fake, even reality itself. Check it out below.
Andrew Rinehart released Nothing / Everything in 2015. Get it here as a pay-what-you-want download.