Teen Suicide – “The Big Joyous Celebration” Video

Peter Helman | March 20, 2016 - 11:18 am

Teen Suicide, the cultishly beloved lo-fi band led by Baltimore’s Sam Ray, are returning in a little over a week with It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot, their first full-length since 2012’s equally lengthily-titled I Will Be My Own Hell Because There Is A Devil Inside My Body. They were supposed to perform at SXSW this week but ended up canceling, but they’ve made up for it by releasing the video for new song “The Big Joyous Celebration,” the title track from their upcoming LP. “It’s about death, sort of, and rituals,” Sam Ray explained to Nylon, where the clip premiered. “It’s kind of a love story, but not in a romantic way. Like a love story between a sort of ‘collector’ who knows how to raise the dead, and the now-reanimated bodies he’s able to summon and then hunt down.” The video follows a suited man as he gets dressed and goes about his business, while the song’s mantra of “Oh, let’s stir the honeypot/ Depression is a construct/ Heaven is a package deal/ Don’t need proof to know it’s real” slowly morphs from dreary to uplifting. Watch below.

It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot is out 4/1 via Run For Cover. Pre-order it here.