Klypi (pronounced like the Windows paper clip office assistant) is the “pop-star” avatar of AC Carter, a multi-disciplinary artist from Birmingham, AL. Klypi is part electropop - part performance art. Now living in LA and signed to Lolipop Records, Klypi released their first self-produced EP in June 2023 and plans for a full LP in fall of 2024.
Klypi is described as an alien who’s trapped on Earth and recognizes that the only way to survive as a human is to become a successful businessman (as well as to learn how to tackle a wide range of human emotions and experiences). Isolation and unrequited love are just a couple of themes that run through Klypi’s work.
What does it take to "make it"? What is capitalism, and why does money matter? I feel something for you, but is it a deeper connection or do I just need to throw-up?
Previously, Klypi released their debut record titled Consensual Hits through Orlando-based Goth Label Popnihil in 2021, and has toured the East Coast with Buddy Crime in Summer/Fall 2022 and Summer 2023.
Klypi has been reviewed by God Is In The TV, Pinstripe Magazine, WOTT, WUSSY MAG, Immersive, and others.
Performing as other aliases, AC has opened for artists such as Molly Nilsson, Girlpool, Of Montreal, and Jennifer Vanilla, and has performed at festivals such as Big Ears, Secret Stages, and Athens Popfest.
Beyond music, AC is a proactive creative who has worked in myriad forms. They have designed their own garments for music videos and live performances, even going so far as to design work for both Jennifer Vanilla and Of Montreal. Additionally, they have curated and produced an event series titled Ad•verse Fest while living in Athens, GA, which highlighted electronic solo and duo performances across the music and art spectrum. Currently, they work as a model signed to Wildflowers and have been featured in campaigns for brands such as PUMA and runway shows for brands such as LVDF and Customland. They also organize shows and tours through Between Booking, highlighting thoughful and conceptual up and coming artists. AC thinks of themselves as a secret agent, navigating spaces and places where they don’t necessarily ‘belong’, yet who is driven to investigate the worlds of high art culture, DIY universes, and American Commercialism.