Girl Band – “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” Video (NSFW)

Recent Band To Watch honorees Girl Band have signed to Rough Trade and shared a video for “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” It’s an eight-minute cover of UK producer Blawan, and it serves as the centerpiece for Girl Band’s new EP, The Early Years. The video is an exercise in mounting tension: It follows a mortician prepping a body for a showing in excruciating, gory detail. About halfway through, everything breaks as the song begins the build. The mortician dances over the body as though he’s possessed, which makes the subject’s heart start beating and toes start tapping. Before you know it, they’re both dancing around in a violent freakout. It’s a fantastic video, directed with a chilling clarity by Bob Gallagher. Watch below.

The Early Years EP tracklist:
01 “Lawman”
02 “De Bom Bom”
03 “I Love You” (Beat Happening Cover)
04 “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” (Blawan Cover)
05 “The Cha Cha”

Girl Band also announced their first ever US tour dates:
03/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
03/13 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/14 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
03/15 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
03/18-3/21 Austin, TX @ SXSW (TBA)
03/24 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
03/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/27 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03/29 Santa Ana, CA @ Burgerama

The Early Years is out 4/21 on Rough Trade.