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.
“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!
|MEATBODIES LIVE DATES: |
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
09/17-18: Lose Yr Mind – Portland, OR
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