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Programm – “Walking With Thee” (Clinic Cover)

Toronto outfit Programm released their debut EP, Like The Sun, last month. Despite the summery name, that record was full of dark, electro-tinged music that split the difference between shoegaze and coldwave, and the buzzing menace that lies beneath their songs makes them a good fit to tackle the enigmatic mutant-rock of Clinic. Their minimalist… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 11, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Shearwater – “Fucked Up Life” (Baptist Generals Cover)

Jonathan Meiburg is about to emerge from his chamber with a new Shearwater opus entitled Fellow Travelers. The latest set comprises renditions of songs by Meiburg’s former tourmates, including that sick Xiu Xiu cover we already heard. Now comes album closer and Clinic collaboration “Fucked Up Life,” originally performed by Sub Pop labelmates Baptist Generals,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2013 - 11:45 am

Hear Clinic’s Free Reign Sampler

Masked British genre-mutants Clinic will release their new album Free Reign in a couple of months, partly mixed by Oneohtrix Point Never, and they’ve teased it with a three-minute sampler that gives you just enough hints of kraut/garage/dub grooves to make you want to hear the whole thing. Canny move, Clinic! Listen to the sampler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012 - 11:06 am

Clinic – “I’m Aware” Video

Clinic promised a move away from their well-established sound on upcoming album Bubblegum. “I’m Aware” is still pretty surprising though: Soft-edged vocals from singer Ade Blackburn, sighing strings, and exactly 100% less tension. They’ve still got the masks. But from this first single, it sounds like a whole new band. More »

By: jessica / August 6, 2010 - 9:46 am

New Clinic Video – “Tomorrow”

Clinic switch it up in the W.I.Z.-directed video for “Tomorrow.” It’s shadowy like the other Do It! clips, but this time they leave the Hawaiian shirts and lava lamps at home. The star’s a girl of a hard-to-pin-down age, not the face-masked band of a hard-to-pin-down age. Lit like a Rembrandt, she’s enacts a ritual… More »

By: brandon / July 17, 2008 - 9:18 am

New Clinic Video – “Corpus Christi” (Live On BBC Merseyside)

Maybe it’s those masks, but whether Clinic are hanging out in a VU lava lamp or rocking amid Stan Brakhage splices, the internal wranglers manage to conjure that same detached feel. Put your hand over your mouth and nose. See how cool you look? Yeah, it’s the masks. That said, even when the lads perform… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2008 - 12:44 pm

New Clinic Video – “The Witch”

This new video for “The Witch” has a very similar lava lamp look and set of Hawaiian shirts as the video for “Free Not Free,” the first single from Clinic’s forthcoming Do It!. This time out, though, everyone’s standing up (besides the drummer, duh), and there are some Stan Brakhage-style splices and sped-up urban wrangler… More »

By: brandon / March 7, 2008 - 12:00 pm

New Clinic Video – “Free Not Free”

Playing in a room with some VU aquarium ambiance, surgical masks in place, Clinic ooze through “Free Not Free,” the first single from their fifth album Do It!. That exclamation point seems a tad ironic in light of this mellowly pastoral, lava-lit undertaking. They called their upcoming Do It! live show “a warped technicolor explosion,”… More »

By: brandon / February 1, 2008 - 9:56 am

Clinic Ready To Do It On Tour, Unveil Do It! Album Art

The last time we posted on Clinic it was because Arcade Fire covered Internal Wrangler’s “Distortions.” But now Clinic are back with their very own cover … the cover art for their forthcoming Do It! (their exclamation point, not ours, though we are excited). On top of the colorful decor we have a special tour… More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2008 - 10:53 am

Arcade Fire Cover Clinic

The night after a universally hailed set at Sasquatch! (duh), Arcade Fire continued their sold-out tour with a stop at Portland’s Schnitzer Concert Hall, ebbing out of “Neon Bible” and into a drumpad-free take on Internal Wrangler’s “Distortions.” Win doesn’t have all the lyrics down, but he does offer a cool Ade. (via Gigwise)… More »

By: Stereogum / May 30, 2007 - 9:52 am

New Clinic Video – “If You Could Read Your Mind”

We love the clench-jawed, masked men of Clinic. And though the the parlor tricks and line dance routine (btw, wtf?) don’t make the stinging, “medieval acid punk” of this Visitations track any less creepy — they do make it make it all the more addictive. Besides, big pears are like totally delicious. More »

By: Stereogum / January 4, 2007 - 4:51 pm