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New Le Butcherettes video: give/UP

Video: Le Butcherettes -- “give/UP”

Le Butcherettes - give/UP (Official Music Video)

Directed by Gus Black. From bi/MENTAL, due February 1 on Rise Records.

Le Butcherettes are not putting up with your baloney.

So little matters in my heart
You used to blame me all the time
Eventually, we fell apart

The band described it as “an ode to letting go of a loved one that has never believed in you and made it very difficult to the self to be free. Sometimes it is okay to move on after years of pleading for a change.”

Right on. Keep moving.

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New Le Butcherettes video: Father/Elohim

Video: Le Butcherettes -- “father/ELOHIM”

Le Butcherettes - father/ELOHIM (Official Music Video)

Directed by Gus Black. From bi/MENTAL, due February 1 on Rise Records.

Your name is father, my name is Elohim
Let us start once where we finished off
Every night I praised you, carried you within a prayer
Found myself alone and so full of fright
and still they wanna fuck with us some more.

I can’t tell if this is sacrilegious or reverential, but either way it’s pretty powerful.

Teri Gender Bender says, “Essentially, this record was inspired by the death of a living mother but none of that matters anymore. A disconnection in itself is so ravage so confusing it leaves one feeling incomplete… Is there hope? Is there light? Maybe it all isn’t so black and white. In the end there is a Duality in All. Life is a cycle, the moon, the sun, the ocean waves transcending into sand. It will be okay.”

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Hot Water Music video: Vultures

Video: Hot Water Music -- “Vultures”

Hot Water Music - Vultures (Official Music Video)

From Light It Up, due September 15 on Rise Records.

Have you noticed that we’ve been posting quite a few punk rock videos lately? It’s because we’re showcasing bands that are playing Riot Fest in a couple weeks. I think it’s fun to go to a #fest and be surprised by music you’re not familiar with, but it also pays to do a little homework. You don’t want to accidentally skip a band that you would totally love just because you’ve never heard of them.

I’m not sure I’d run across Douglas Park to catch Hot Water Music’s set, but I’d definitely stop and check them out on my way to beer tent, and you’ve got to respect their earnest punk attitude. “If there’s anything left for the vultures, don’t forget / it’s a bloody line up when they think there’s a quick paycheck.” Right on.

Hot Water Music is playing Riot Fest at 1:25 PM on Sunday, September 17.

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New At The Drive In video: Call Broken Arrow

Video: At The Drive In -- “Call Broken Arrow”

At The Drive In - Call Broken Arrow (Official Music Video)

From in•ter a•li•a, out now on Rise Records.

I’ve gotta admit I still hold a grudge at this band for breaking up and bankrupting Grand Royal. But that was a long time ago and maybe it’s time to get over it. Maybe not though.

At The Drive In is playing Riot Fest at 7:40 PM on Saturday, September 16.

At The Drive In: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.