First single from the band’s upcoming album, due out in 2019.
If there's something Portland, Ore.'s Dandy Warhols have established over their quarter century within the rock recreation, it's that they’re a really refined band. Okay, perhaps "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" was a bit on the nostril, however within the haunting video for his or her new single "Forever," the indie rock icons prime the pump for his or her upcoming 10th studio album with some deep, literary visuals.
The Arnold Pander-directed clip that dropped on Wednesday (Oct. 24) opens with the band members — who seem as hazy ghosts — exiting a swank Mercedes sedan, marching towards a membership the place the bouncer appears them over earlier than letting them take a down elevator. "I don't know what I've been instructed/ Streets of heaven are paved with gold/ Why do I do know I by no means left that day," singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor moans over a circus-like piano and draggy beat.
The motion them strikes to a company board room, the place a quartet of fits eyeball the band as a girl pricks their fingers with a big knife to allow them to signal their names in blood. What does all that imply? Taylor-Taylor described the creepshow motion in a press release accompanying the clip, which serves as preview of a brand new album due out early subsequent 12 months on Dine Alone Records.
"To get a really feel for the huge size of our profession in a 3 and a half minute video, I broke it up into three components and used Greek mythology as my information," he mentioned. "First, the labyrinth with the minotaur guarding the passage. A traditional jerk doorman with a tiny nostril ring making us wait as if he's gotta make sure that these are the precise ghosts. Welcome to our lives. Next, the hermaphrodite angel (sporting a tie as refined symbolism). Sweet and simply desires to be useful, not making a distinction whether or not it’s for higher or worse. Finally, Cerberus the multi-headed canine, which represents our private demons or no matter drives us to proceed doing this. All in all it appears like and possibly is a pretentious lot of shit, however it positive feels good to do it anyway."
The Dandys will play their Dec. 1 annual vacation present on the Crystal Ballroom in Portland earlier than kicking off their 25th anniversary European tour in Antwerp, Belgium at De Roma VZW on Jan. 24.
Check out the "Forever" video beneath.