It’s a neat trick when The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Benjamin Weinman is overshadowed in a band. But when you take the surprisingly aggressive singing of singer William Duvall, back it up with the busy rhythm section of Thomas Pridgen and Pete Griffin and throw in Mastodon’s Brent Hinds for good measure, Weinman can sort of almost fade into the background of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, despite the fact it’s his brainchild. At any rate, that’s what’s in danger of happening in “Crucifixion,” the first video from the band’s long-in-the-works debut, Broken Lines. The album will be out on September 23 via Cooking Vinyl, and the video shows the band playing in a room together, interspersed with clips of dictators (the cut from Hitler to Trump is particularly inspired), protests from the ’60s, tanks rolling and footage of planes bombing countries. It’s all very dystopian, but it fits the lyrics nicely.
Broken Lines will be released on September 23rd on Cooking Vinyl/Party Smasher Inc., and can be preordered here.