Childbirth – “I Only Fucked You As A Joke” Video

This is a real better-late-than-never scenario. Childbirth — a Seattle trio that features members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat, and Pony Time — posted the video for their mean-as-hell garage-rock put-down “I Only Fucked You As A Joke” more than a month ago, and it even got some press back then. I only heard it this morning, and I wish I’d heard it earlier, since it’s awesome. The song is as charged and vital and absolutely withering as circa-2014 punk rock can possibly be, and it’s very funny, too. In the video, the band members wear hospital gowns and pick a Hendrix statue’s nose. It’s all too much. Band member Stacy Peck co-directed the video with Angela Herr, and you should absolutely watch it below.

Childbirth’s debut album It’s A Girl! is out now on Help Yourself Records; stream it here.