The acclaimed "Tarifa" 12", released on L.I.E.S. in 2012, debuted the distinctive Torn..." />
 

LUKE WYATT (TORN HAWK)

 

Torn Hawk is the project of audiovisual artist Luke Wyatt. Wyatt first gained notoriety for his "Video Mulch", creating innovative visual work for the label Peoples Potential Unlimited and artists like Autre Ne Veut and Mi Ami.


The acclaimed "Tarifa" 12", released on L.I.E.S. in 2012, debuted the distinctive Torn Hawk soundtrack-ready aesthetic of emotive guitars and smeared beats. The tracks sounded like the audio equivalent of confessional watercolors, framed with cinderblocks and distressed leather. This was followed by a prolific two years, with releases appearing on labels including Not Not Fun, Rush Hour’s “No Label”, 1080p, and Wyatt's own imprint Valcrond Video.


"Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time" (Mexican Summer, 2014) is the most recent full-length statement from Torn Hawk, and marks the onset of a more emotionally manipulative and sonically confident direction. Writing about the album in Pitchfork, reviewer Sam Hockley-Smith said, "Wyatt’s managed to take something as idiosyncratic as the way pop culture tangles up with our memories of the past and make a universal sound out of it. Ultimately, Wyatt has made a sadly triumphant album that questions how our minds remember what they remember."