Chastity Belt – “Black Sail” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Miles Bowe / August 29, 2014

Chastity Belt put out the wonderfully titled No Regerts earlier this year, which takes a more serious tone than Julia Shapiro’s other project Childbirth (who got 2014 off to an awesome and funny start with the maniacally impish “I Only Fucked You As A Joke“). Chastity Belt’s dynamic was established in part by the stylish black and white video for “Full” this winter. Now here’s another dramatic clip. “Black Sail” begins with a group of settlers burying a body and performing a funeral, and it’s best to just leave it at that. Be warned that this gets pretty violent, but it lends a somber gravity to subject matter that’s a heavy trope in 2014. Watch it below.

No Regerts is out now via Help Yourself Records.