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- Grasshopper Lies Heavy frontman James Woodard serves up the skronk.
Actually, we're kidding about the "sweetness and light" part. The video for "Hide Your Keys" from the band's recent split LP with hard-hitting Minneapolis duo Gay Witch Abortion is anything but.
In it, a cutesy cartoon puppy dances to the sludgy track while grainy footage of car crash tests, bombing sites and child soldiers flicker behind it. Every so often, a life-affirming message like "Humanity is a virus" and "Hell is real, welcome to America" flashes onscreen.
Just like Grasshopper Lies Heavy's music, the video clearly isn't meant to appeal to everyone. But it certainly keeps with the band's bruising, uncompromising and often satirical aesthetic.
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