The above clip, which is the official video for “Wires” off Red Fang‘s excellent Murder the Mountains Relapse debut, was revealed to the world yesterday, and there was pretty much no way in hell I wasn’t going to post it one way or another. Like their video for “Prehistoric Dog” — the success of which one could argue was what got them signed to Relapse in the first place — this was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (if it ain’t broke), and it fucking rules. It’s awesome to see a real rock video, to both laugh and enjoy the music, and to see a band who seems to be doing the same. Kudos all around.
This was kind of a sleepy week, and by that I mean I feel like I slept through more than half of it. Seriously. I think it was Wednesday before I actually opened my eyes all the way, and even then, they were half-closed again within a few minutes. I guess maybe it’s comedown from the semester still, but I was plenty busy with work from both paying gigs. That’ll carry into tomorrow as well, but at least I can sleep late. I’m very much looking forward to that.
I’m slated to interview Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward on Monday evening, and I hope to have that posted by the end of next week. Next Thursday I’ll be taking a ride down to Philly to catch Lo-Pan and Backwoods Payback playing a show together at the M-Room, and I know that’ll be a lot of fun, since those are all good guys and both outstanding bands. Speaking of Philly, I hope to have a studio report from the Clamfight dudes, who start the recording process on their new full-length this weekend, and as a special feature to advance the release of Blackwolfgoat‘s Dronolith, I’ll have a track-by-track report from Darryl Shepard on the six songs that make up the record. He’s got some really cool stuff to say, so stay tuned even if you’re not planning on buying Dronolith when it goes on sale a week from Tuesday.
I also have a Six Dumb Questions feature on the docket with recently-reviewed Pittsburgh metallers Sistered, so there’s a lot to come next week and through the end of the month. And probably after that too, if I had to guess. Hope you all have a great and safe weekend, I’ll see you on the forum, and thanks for checking in.
Tags: Oregon, Portland, Red Fang, Relapse