The Dayton, Ohio five-piece released their debut album Collapse via Rise Records in 2013, ushering in a new kind of energy and excitement to the world of electronically influenced post-hardcore. Currently on tour in Europe, Dangerkids found the time to release this music video for the eponymous track “We’re All In Danger.” As far as story goes, this video doesn’t seem to offer a whole lot of explanation, but the quick cuts and unsteady shots do justice to the frenzy of one of their live shows. If you don’t know Dangerkids, you will after this.
As if to redefine the word “mindfuck,” Eskimo Callboy explode onto 2015 with the video for the title track of their upcoming album, Crystals. Their previous record, We Are The Mess, established the German electrocore outfit as a confusing entanglement of ravaging hardcore, precise instrumentation, and scandalous lyricism. While the band seem to still be clinging to a similar type of danceable heaviness for “Crystals,” the music video delivers some unexpectedly stunning moments uncharacteristically meaningful for Eskimo. This music video is defined by the brilliant and heavily stylized melding of camp and near high art. Between the outrageously glamorous costuming, the kitschy dangling hearts, and the monochromatic religious symbolism and iconography, the “Crystals” video could almost pass more for a modern art installation than anything. Not to mention, the song itself is devastatingly catchy.
Crystals is due to be released March 6th on Redfield Records / Earache Records (UK/US).
‘Mind Games’ Album Stream
As a hardcore kid, turning up with friends who aren’t into heavy music can ignite a bit of an identity crisis. Parties can be hard to navigate if you aren’t the biggest fan of Top 40, and some people won’t be enthused when you try to blast Bring Me The Horizon instead. The answer to the riddle of how to get by as a hardcore kid who also likes to go hard is Palisades’ new album, Mind Games.
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