Video: New Immortals 7"

Third Man Records


Crawling from the musical wasteland that is Texas, Video's intentions are simple: they want to own the world. While the band features members of Bad Sports, Wiccans, Radioactivity, and the Wax Museums (just to name a few), Video stands on its own as one of the most powerful and visceral bands active today. Combining equal parts snotty punk, hard rock, and melodic dissonance, Video are pioneers of their own subgenre, Hate Wave. Going well beyond the confines of paint by numbers punk, and generic, flaccid garage rock, Video forges a new cult like movement. So pay attention, consumers, and don't miss out on the best thing going today. As a precursor to their full-length LP, The Entertainers coming out in October 2015, the band is issuing their "New Immortals" b/w "Nothing Lasts Forever (Live)" 7" single on Third Man Records.

Our take: Despite the fact that their entree into the world of recorded punk music was a full-length, Video have shown themselves to be able masters of the punk rock single. "New Immortals" continues their track record of knowing just what needs to go on the a-side of a piece of 7" vinyl. "New Immortals" is probably the most Leather Leather-like track on their new LP, and I can imagine that for some people it might be the only track on The Entertainers that they're really interested in. In other words, it's a slice of high-energy, super catchy and tough-sounding punk that could go toe to toe with their singles on Total Punk or No Good. As for the b-side, it's a live version of one of the other punkier tracks from The Entertainers, and I like the blistering fast and noisy version that they deliver here. A ripping little single, but it's still weird seeing those Third Man center labels on it.
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