We recently brought you the Oh Sees newest toe-dipping, sweat-dripping track ‘Heartworms’ by way of introducing you to the latest LP Face Stabber from the band, which lands on August 16th. Now, there’s a new reason to get out of bed as the band share the new video for ‘Captain Loosely’.
The video was shot in El Paso, Texas and following the sad news of the latest gun massacre, the band and director Matt Yoka. The band had this to say: “In reflection of the very recent murder of innocents in El Paso , we send our love to the victims and the victims families. We record in Tornillo TX (right near El Paso) and are very much in love with the people and families of these border cities. We paired up with Matt Yoka to make this minute dream scape of life and commotion on the border in these often brutal times. People from anywhere on the planet have the right to ask for asylum in our country. This is one of the building blocks of our nation that we are failing to uphold. Hate and fear have been a cancer in the dark corners of our country through its history, violently making its way to the surface. We must resist and fight this evil at all costs.”
Director Matt Yoka added, “This video is a space for reflection. How has this bad dream become our reality? Now, with news of the hateful massacre that occurred in El Paso… I fear we are slipping further into a nightmare. I pray that love and empathy will wake us up soon.”
The press release for the new song also came complete with this quite brilliant open letter which we just had to show you in full. Below that you will find the video for ‘Captain Loosely’ another reason to be excited about Oh Sees upcoming album.
“Hey there, human kids,
Lift your face out of the feed trough and pluck that feculence from your ears. Hark! A sonar blip from beneath the pile of bodies. Boop, blip ughhh….
People churning like a boiling swamp. Man, this din is nauseating.
The screen flickers for the first time this year with a transmission from two months in the future:
“the internet has deemed guitar music dead and you are free to do whatever the fuck you like ….long live the new flesh!”
This album is Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf.
No songs about money or love are floating in the ether.
Just memories, echoes, foggy blurs
Blip-blop goes the scope
Bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest.
Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole.
Spider legs fuzz crawling in your brain.
Lots of curse words for your mom.
You’ve gotten the over-population blues, so let’s have some art for art’s sake.
What else are you gonna do?
Stare at the sky? Please…
50 carbon copies of you look back at you as you walk the streets.
Take a breath, you’re going to need it.
Take drugs, you’re going to need those just to stand in line at the air and water reclamation center soon enough.
There’s no fruit, buddy.
You’re at the bleak-peak.
They will squeeze you till you’re all squeezed out.
For fans of fried prog burn out, squished old-school drool, double drums, lead weight bass, wizard keys (now with poison), old-ass guitar and horrible words with daft meanings.
If you don’t like it then don’t listen, bub.
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Over and out ”