Shot in Detroit, the surrealistic piece references mankind’s role in the rise and fall of its civilizations
WATCH: “MUZZLE BLAST” OFFICIAL VIDEO ABOVE
Of the video, the band’s Wes Marskell says: “Being from Toronto I could see someone might be like, who the fuck are you to make a video about Detroit? But what’s happened there – like in so many other places in the world – is an entirely manmade disaster and because of that it should be important to people everywhere. We definitely wanted to avoid making “ruin porn” with this video, but the scenes are so incredibly sad and striking it feels like they need to be examined again and again.”
“Muzzle Blast” is the second video from The Darcys Warring, which sees its release this week on Arts & Crafts. Warring represents the band’s third release on the revered Canadian imprint and the final instalment in a trilogy of albums that includes The Darcys and AJA.
Warring was produced by Tom Mcfall and mixed by Dave Schiffman. The album was written over three years and recorded in Toronto during the final six months of 2012 with a focus on sonic detail inspired by the history of great studio opuses.
The Darcys celebrate the Toronto release of Warring Friday, October 11 at Adelaide Hall.
THE DARCYS ON TOUR [More TBA]
09/21 Owen Sound, ON Canadian Spirit Festival
10/11 Toronto, ON
10/15 New York, NY
10/16 New York, NY
10/22 Halifax, NS HPX | Reflections
10/23 Fredericton, NB
10/25 Montreal, QC
10/26 Ottawa, ON