Frankie and the Witch Fingers Traverse Face-Melting Dimensions on Music Video for New Single “Electricide”

Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Photo by Marcos Manrique

Los Angeles psych-rockers Frankie and the Witch Fingers have returned with a new rip-roaring single “Electricide,” it’s also the A-side on a 7″ that includes the recently released “Chalice.” Both of those songs are the latest in a handful released in the aftermath of their last album Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters. Since 2013, Frankie and the Witch Fingers have been dutifully unleashing their particularly volatile and engrossing rock onto the masses — be it via one of their many combustive albums or their equally fiery live sets.

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On “Electricide,” the band tunes its delirium-drenched sonics to the existential fatalism of the age. Digging in amidst bombardments of rabidly hammered percussion and grueling riffs, Frankie and the Witch Fingers create an obliterating anthem against apathy. “Automatic guns shoot, dominator got you / I don’t want no vulture, no dominator culture,” they rage in the hurricane swell of “Electricide.” But their disapproval of humanity’s headless headlong rush to destruction isn’t enough to completely deter the inflamed spirits of Frankie and the Witch Fingers. “I still believe in the human race,” they wail. “Does anyone else ever feel this way?”

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But without a doubt, it’s the music video for “Electricide,” that truly realizes the full scope of the band’s psych-rock vision. In it, a woman models for a photoshoot featuring an energy drink with the same name as the song. At first, everything is going vapidly swell, until she asks to drink the radiantly green liquid. This sends her slipping into another dimension where nanobots reveal their plan to assimilate all of mankind, turning every consciousness into a cosmos-roaming collective.

Created by Bez Martinez, the animations and distortions look like the kind of AI-generated, mind-bending creations used recently by other bands like King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard. But it’s hard not to see the appeal: no other visuals capture the paradoxical cycles of overstimulation and wonder that unfold within the animation. Riding the line between nightmarish and hypnotic, the sonic movements of “Electricide” are as much an influence on what you see in the face-melting images as your own boggled mind.

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Frankie and the Witch Fingers tour

Oct 21 – WJCT Soundstage – Jacksonville, FL #
Oct 22 – Hooch and Hive – Tampa, FL ~
Oct 23 – Gramps – Miami, FL ~
Oct 25 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL ~
Oct 26 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA ~
Oct 27 – Secret Group – Houston, TX ~
Oct 28 – Tropicasa – McAllen, TX ~
Oct 29 – Lola’s – Fort Worth, TX ~
Oct 30 – Levitation – Stubb’s – Austin, TX +
Nov 1 – Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ ~
Nov 8 – The Gov – Adelaide, AUS
Nov 9 – Triffid – Brisbane, AUS
Nov 10 – THE CURTIN – Melbourne, AUS
Nov 11 – THE CURTIN – Melbourne, AUS
Nov 12 – Metro Theater- Sydney, AUS
Nov 13- The Rosemount- North Perth, AUS

~ w/ Kairos Creature Club
# w/ W.I.T.C.H., PAINT, and Kairos Creature Club
+ w/ The Black Angels, La Femme, and DAIISTAR

Words by Steven Ward

Watch the music video for “Electricide” the new single from Frankie and the Witch Fingers!

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