New Ssion Video – “A Wolves Eye” (Stereogum Premiere)

A slab of Ssion is always a great way to the end the day, so let’s get into it. Ssion man Cody Critcheloe remains busy: He took a director’s credit on Tilly & The Wall’s Beat Control,” gave his mom a punk makeover in “Ah-Ma,” and later hit us with the trashy radness of “Day Job.” And yet none of that prepared me for Cody’s latest directorial effort, this time for Fools Gold track “A Wolves Eye,” which he describes as “David Lynch-meets-Jean Paul Gaultier with a little big of Gregg Araki and the scent of Jean Paul Gaultier (that’s the cologne I wear).” Incredibly, after watching it that all makes sense! The video is set to a version of the song that’s slowed, compliments of J.A.M., which makes for icy synths and dark beats that fit the fireside ritualism and druid sleaze sorta perfectly. I wouldn’t say this is NSFW, but we posted it late because, maybe you’ll just get less questions if you watch it from home.

The track comes from Ssion’s worthy Fool’s Gold, out now on Sleazetone. By way of bonus, here Ssion dig their own Hole, making an electro banger from Courtney’s take on Young Marble Giants’ “Credit In The Straight World.”

Ssion – “Credit In The Straight World” (MP3)

And another: Fool’s Gold track “Street Jizz” gets a remix from Ian Levine (quite a Wiki, that gent), a man with Hi-NRG bona fides. Just so you sorta know what to expect:

Ssion – “Street Jizz (Ruff Ian Levine Remix)” (MP3)

That last remix comes from the forthcoming “Street Jizz” 12″ — also via Sleazetone — including reworkings of the single from Nick Zinner, Hawnay Troof, and Krazy Fiesta. Finally, Ssion are about to make their maiden voyage to the West Coast. Sounds like they’ve got some multimedia treats in store. You should check ‘em:

09/11 – Lawrence, KS @ TBA
09/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
09/13 – Lincoln, NB @ Box Awesome
09/14 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
09/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue*
09/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox*
09/19 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre+
09/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre*
09/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre*
09/24 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House*
* w/ CSS
+ w/ Gravy Train

Tags: Hole, Ssion