Over and over; “you don’t know what my pain feels like.” Like grabbing someone by the shirt collar and pleading with your eyes, face covered in sweat. How do you explain such pain to someone who’d brush it off?
‘I Can Tell You About Pain’ is the title track of this new EP (here on Bandcamp) which just appeared on Bandcamp on July 25th. It’s my favorite of the two tracks, not just because of the amazing video, but maybe because the 7+ minute ‘Eve’ feels like such a departure for the band. Similar to what our pal Ash said, “swear to god the B-side is any last track off a 90s nu-metal album and no thanks.” Seems fair.
The video was directed by Tony Wolski and edited by Derek Swanson, both of whom are in Old Gods (listen on Bandcamp) from Detroit, MI, along with Jeff Tuttle (formerly of Dillinger Escape Plan). And now I can’t say for sure, but it also looks like Wolski has played with The Armed as well, another Detroit band (he credits himself with Music on Behance here and here).
And yes – those are ALL bands you should go check out immediately and with the utmost urgency.
The bearded fella in the video looks like Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon, but the collective internet seems to think it’s vocalist Shawn Knight of Child Bite (listen on Bandcamp)
My pal Travis points out that the protagonist from this video seems to be the same guy from the video for ‘Paradise Day‘ by The Armed. HMMMMM.
P.P.S. The new Couch Slut album ‘Contempt‘ is out now and you should go grab it because it’s fantastic.