Everybody remember those schoolyard kids from Minnesota rapping about Hot Cheetos and Takis? Well, they’re back. As impressive as the first time, they have the backing support of an amazing video crew and some excellent beat production. An actual somewhat bold musical choice to use a pan flute as part of the beat, but the laid-back feel of the track fits it and just makes it feel like another part of cruising on your bike.
First, the statement accompanying the video:
‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.
Second, THE KNIFE IS MAKING ANOTHER ALBUM AND IT’S GOING TO BE RELEASED SOON. It’s their first album in 7 years since their hit “Silent Shout” and I could not be more excited. You can pre-order the album off of the many links on their site, including their own digital store.
As a person who laughs at himself constantly, it’s great to see that Watsky can barely keep a straight face during this video with Kate Nash. Also, Kate Nash is guaranteed to be the sweetest voice you will ever hear say “Hey, Asshole”
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Excited to see this! I know Damon and his crew have been hard at work making this video from all the tweets and Tumblr posts about this. I also have a hoodie and some EL tape that I should just get around to adding the two together for the next Infinity Shred show.