“Blank Maps” (Video)

    What do we know about new Mute signings Cold Specks so far? We know it’s the project of Canadian singer Al Spx, and we know there’s the wonderfully titled debut album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion due on May 22. We also know that Spx has a fondness for Swans. The latest musical transmission from Cold Specks gives us a better idea of how that debut record will sound, with “Blank Maps” demonstrating just how powerful Spx’s voice can be. It’s strung out over a slow-build musical background that works toward a glistening crescendo, complete with images of skaters and industrial scenery in the video. Check it out below.