What a skull crushing two words to wake up to! I actually had to shake the cobwebs out of my head and double check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April Fools Day. But, nope! For the first time in over 30 years, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein are getting together and playing this year’s incarnations of Riot Fest in both Denver and Chicago. I don’t know how Riot Fest pulled this one out of their ass but hot damn, they actually did it and now they’re hosting the biggest Ghouls Night Out of the year. As for praying for more dates, you can try God or The Devil Himself. Don’t think it really matters at this point. Thank you, Riot Fest!
With a musical nod to L.A.’s famed Whiskey a Go Go circa ’67 and a visual nod to both Tim Burton movies and Tool videos from the mid nineties, Outer Minds have concocted one of the stranger music videos I have seen as of late. Filled with ghoulish, organ playing skeletons and hunchback monsters brooding over possible forbidden fruits, the stop motion video was filmed in both 16mm and 35mm film by Zebulon Medearis and Andrew Barker. It’s nice to see bands still putting quality effort into video releases instead of just bowing and catering to the insta-gratification craving fan bases of today. Quality over quantity always wins. (And yes, I know I’m just as guilty as the next guy).
‘We Are All Stone’ can be found on the Chicago band’s 2012 album ‘Behind The Mirror’ and word is we can expect new tunes from the band later this year, which will hopefully lead to more tripped out visual aids as well. Turn down the lights and enjoy this one…
Categories: Song of the Day
Tags: chicago, FDH records, garage rock, indie rock, music, music videos, new music, outer minds, psych rock, psychedelic, psychedelic rock, red lounge records, retro rock, rock and roll, rock music, stop motion video, tim burton