Meatbodies share mind-bending video for new single "Cancer"
Photo by Sheridan Lee

With the release of their new album 333 next week, Meatbodies have shared a new single/video for “Cancer,” a distillment of some of the band’s purest noise-freak-rock ethos. Grinding riffs and discordant guitars contort themselves under the bristling static of frontman Chad Ubovich’s desperate droning. Heady to the point of hypnotic, the song is a brief introduction into the laborious journey detailed on the album of Ubovich’s struggle from drug addiction to sobriety.


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“I’d been touring for eight years straight with all these bands, and just couldn’t do it anymore,” Ubovich said of the dark period of his life. “There was also a feeling in the air that everything was changing, politically. Things just didn’t feel right, and I went down a dark path.”

The music video for “Cancer,” directed by Joshua Erkman, is just as much a mind-bender as the song itself. Between its shakey camera work and incorporation of a fire-pit, the film shifts and distorts itself with every oscillating hammer-on, while Ubovich and bandmate Dylan Fujioka play on deliriously.

Meatbodies’ will be going on tour next month with a record release show at El Cid in Los Angeles on September 2 and a stop at The Observatory in Santa Ana on September 3. Their new album 333 is out September 3 via In The Red, pre-order it here. Visit Meatbodies’ Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Watch the video for Meatbodies’ new single “Cancer” below!

09/02: El Cid – Los Angeles, CA
09/03: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
09/04: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
09/07: Knitting Factoryv – Brooklyn, NY
09/08: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
09/09: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
09/10: The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN
09/11: EXPANSION – Lexington, KY
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09/19: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
09/20: Karate Church – Bellingham, WA
09/22-23: Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID
09/25: The Ivy Room – Oakland, CA

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