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First Watch:

Meat Wave

“Bad Man”

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by tom johnson

A cacophonous five-minutes from their recent – and very brilliant – new record (The Incessant, out now via Side One Dummy/Big Scary Monsters), “Bad Man” finds Chicago trio Meat Wave at their weird and wonderful best, and the snarling track gets a suitably inspired new video today, which we’re very pleased to unveil below alongside a slew of UK tour dates alongside Cassels, whose own record we premiered here last week.

Devoid of any sense of structure or narrative, the new video makes for captivating viewing, the warped series of set-pieces playing in to the snarling displacement of the song itself. Inspired by the 1992 independent film Kill The Moonlight, which is itself a referential and twisted piece of work, “Bad Man” might well be one of the most inspired videos we’ve seen so far this year, juxtaposing itself brilliant against the straight-up tumultuousness of the music.

Scroll down to find the full set of upcoming tour dates, including a US run with label-mates PUP, and be sure to get lost in the brilliant new video right here.

‘The Incessant’ is out now via Side One Dummy/Big Scary Monsters.

You can buy it here

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Live Dates:

4/21 – The Joker – Brighton, UK *
4/22 – Stuck On A Name – Nottingham, UK *
4/24 – Clwb iFor Bach – Cardiff, UK *
4/25 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK *
4/26 – Brudenell Social Club (Games Room) – Leeds, UK *
4/27 – Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK *
4/28 – Hit The North – Newcastle, UK *
4/29 – Studio 2 – Liverpool, UK *
4/30 – Handmade Festival – Leicester, UK *
5/01 – Boileroom – Guildford, UK *
5/02 – Birthdays – London, UK *
5/03 – La Mecanique Ondulatoire – Paris, FR
5/04 – Tsunami – Cologne, DE
5/05 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
5/06 – Headcrash – Hamburg, DE
5/07 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
5/08 – Vera – Groningen, NE
5/10 – ACU – Utrecht, NE
5/11 – Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
8/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall **
8/3 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
8/4 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
8/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
8/6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
8/7 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
8/8 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
8/10 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
8/11 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
8/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater
8/13 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
8/15 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
8/16 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
8/18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory
8/19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement

** w/ PUP
* w/ Cassels

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