Madness! New Tracks From Giant Claw + Volcano!’s Piñata Music Video

MADNESS!
A recurring series of audio WTFs and head-twitching, spine-tingling experimental fun (k)icks.


Giant Claw

Giant Claw’s limited edition 12″ will soon be released through Wool Recordings! For your easy listening enjoyment are four songs from release, now available digitally. More of their albums, complete with marvelous album cover artwork, are available on their Bandcamp.

For a four-dimensional experiment in listening amusement, take such amusingly-named tracks as “Hobo-Cop” and “Spirit Heal Me” and custom-tailor them to a narrative of your own choosing, as devised in your mind’s eye! The results are guaranteed to be cinematic in the most bizarre of ’80s-sci-fi-meets-stoner-late-night-TV ways.

 

Buy from Wool Recordings

 

Volcano!

Four years after their last record, Paperwork, Chicago’s Volcano! are back with their third record, Piñata, coming out on June 12th on The Leaf Label. As usual, the dudes bring us a whole bunch of weird that is almost on the verge of unlistenable — as the self-titled album single might clue you into.

It only makes sense that a track named Piñata would be centered around a real-life piñata — but leave it to Volcano! to turn an innocent’ children’s game into something that is a mix of hilarious, disgusting, and quaint. This video is directed by Brian Cagle, who really executed a playful video with lipsyncing and clapping that one really strangely cannot get enough of.

 

Stream Pinata in its entirety

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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