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Just Go Join A Freakin’ Snake Cult Why Don’t You?

Just Go Join A Freakin’ Snake Cult Why Don’t You?

Published December 5, 2014

Reykjavík psych band Just Another Snake Cult release new video

Reykjavík psych band Just Another Snake Cult release new video

Just Another Snake Cult have released a weird and awesome new video from their lauded LP “Cupid Makes A Fool Of Me”. Premiered recently in the UK by Clash Magazine, and in Germany by top blog i.am.no.superman, we’re happy to present the Icelandic debut here.

Says band mainstay Thor Bogason: “Spell of Platonic Reversal” is our only song that’s survived and evolved through all the band’s lineup changes, remaining a constant part of our live set through the years. At first it surprised me every time people would tell me that the song stood out to them, because when I originally recorded it I was just messing around with sounds and didn’t put much thought into the song itself. I’m guessing it’s the unselfconsciousness of it that makes it work.”

“My friend Almar wanted to work together on a music video, and when he saw us perform this song live he was inspired by the theatrical elements of our performance. So we built on that and bounced ideas back and forth. We ended up shooting hours of footage of our friends dancing, and it was a total nightmare to sort and edit afterwards. I don’t think all our ideas made it coherently through the process, but I think we nailed the general vibe. Since it was an old song we’d already previously released, we didn’t originally include it when we released Cupid Makes a Fool of Me at the end of last year. But since we’re always playing it alongside the material from the new album, we went ahead and recorded a new version of it for the European release, and used it in the video.”

Cupid Makes a Fool Of Me is out now.

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