Ought – “New Calm, Pt. 2″ Video

Earlier this year, the Montreal postpunk band Ought released More Than Any Other Day, a complex and confident full-length debut that surprised a lot of people. The album didn’t quite come out of nowhere, though. Last year, the band self-released a promising EP called New Calm. And later this month, they’ll drop another new EP called Once More With Feeling…, which includes re-recorded versions of two of those New Calm tracks. We’ve already posted “Pill,” and now they’ve made a video for “New Calm, Pt. 2,” a seven-minute freakout that sounds like what might’ve happened if David Byrne had hosted a late-’80s D.C. hardcore band. In the video, directors Aaliyeh Afshar and Max Taeuschel juxtapose footage of the band performing with images of a woman at a laundromat and a bunch of kids at a birthday party. Watch it below.

Once More With Feeling… is out 10/28 on Constellation.