American Wrestlers are starting 2017 with a new video for ‘Give Up’, the first single to be taken off their second album, Goodbye Terrible Youth, out now on one of our favourite labels Fat Possum. The video is centred around the band performing in a recording studio with a mysterious ‘Plant Man’ (not the sturdiest of superheroes one might assume) working the boards in the background. It was filmed at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio, Electrical Audio. Here’s what frontman Gary McClure has to say about it:
“I wanted a very simple video, which had one other odd element that remained unexplained. The band performing in the studio felt like the most straightforward and it was a little bit of a throwback. I always wanted to record in Electrical Audio in Chicago. It’s a very beautiful building inside and out and they had all these cool looking instruments ready to pick up and play. Of course, the whole thing could be a witty knife-in-the-back comment on 21st century music. But that’s unlikely.”
Take a look and listen below.