Savages – “Strife” Video

Tom Breihan | January 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Savages’ Silence Yourself was one of last year’s great debut albums, and the band’s cold, severe aesthetic works just as well visually as it does musically. The band’s live show is still the best example of that, but their new video for “Strife” is another. It’s a hard, conceptually rigorous piece of work, and it shows us nothing but two male bodies on a beach, photographed in beautiful black-and-white, struggling violently for physical supremacy. There’s no explanation given, and only a touch of actual emotion in the final shot. Antoine Carlier directs, taking inspiration from Camus’ The Stranger; watch it below.

Silence Yourself is out now on Pop Noire/Matador.