Knockabout San Fran combo Deerhoof invite you to the big top for their latest video.
‘Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III’ is plucked from the band’s Breakup Song, the latest in a long line of fine collections of patchwork pop. The track’s a case in point, tripping from carnivalesque rave-lite a la Screamadelica into J-pop into (briefly) disco. For all the stylistic swerves, it’s an oddly funky cut, some way removed from the shrill, giddy fare of yore.
FACT have the first play of Richard Huntington Swanson’s official video for the track. It’s a silly, gently sinister piece, set in a mysterious travelling carnival. Hipster clowns, crystal balls and, er, cardboard dolphins all feature. It’s colourful and daft – and, correspondingly, fits the track like a sequinned glove.
‘Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III’ drops on December 3, via ATP Recordings. The single will be limited to 250 cassettes, and will also get a digital release. Intriguingly, the single features a Silver Apples remix, plus a live cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’.
Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III
Mario’s Flaming Dessert (Silver Apples Remix)
There’s That Grin
Just For That
All Tomorrow’s Parties (Recorded Live at 10 Years of ATP Festival December 2009)
Nov 22: Berlin (DE), Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov 23: Oslo (NO), Bla
Nov 24: Stockholm (SWE), Strand
Nov 26: Bologna (Italy), Locomotiv
Nov 27: Duedingen (SWI), Bad Bonn
Nov 28: Lyon (FR), Le Marche Gare
Nov 29: Paris (FR), Le Divan Du Monde
Nov 30: Utrecht (NL), Le Guess Who Festival
Dec 01: Brussels (BE), Autumn Falls Festival
Dec 02: Cologne (DE), Week-End Festival
Dec 03: Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club
Dec 04: London (UK), The Garage
Dec 07: Madrid (ES), Primavera Club at Matadero Nave 16
Dec 08: Barcelona (ES), Primavera Club at St Jordi Club
Dec 09: Camber Sands (UK), ATP Curated by The National