…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – “Catatonic” Video

Trail Of Dead’s new video for “Catatonic” features the cartoonish ascension of fictional politician Rich Dobney, a sharp, greedy rise that eventually gives way to a sex-and-drugs-related downfall. Trail Of Dead bassist Autry Fulbright II directs and writes with help from Sonny Clark. Here’s Fulbright with a little more context:

“Catatonic” is physically defined by extreme rigidity or laxness in the limbs. I think that’s a perfect metaphor of what we’ve seen in the American political sports arena. We often witness a sharp contrast between the hyper conservative public persona of many politicians and their wild antics behind closed doors. It’s important to not let voluntary ignorance of current events, issues, and actions further obscure the realities of the world scene or the motives of those who attempt to represent, regulate, and control us. This satirical video is intended to mock moral hypocrisy as well as the lust for power — two classic political party favors. I don’t think we over-exaggerated all that much.

(via Pitchfork)

Watch it below.

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