Bass Drum Of Death – “Better Days” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Bass Drum Of Death are launching a tour of the Western US next week in support of last year’s Rip This. Much of that album is the raucous garage rock that has become the band’s trademark, but “Better Days” trims down Bass Drum’s approach to passionate vocal howls, fervently strummed acoustic guitars, gnarly electric lead parts, and (belying the band name) barely any drums at all. It’s kind of the Bass Drum version of a campfire singalong, the closest this band comes to gentle. That said, director Rachel Remz manages to work quite a few punches to the face into the boxing-themed video. Watch below.

Tour dates:
01/22 Springfield, MO @ The Outland
01/23 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
01/24 Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery
01/27 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
01/28 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
01/29 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
01/30 Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge
01/31 Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
02/02 Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
02/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
02/04 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s
02/05 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
02/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
02/07 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow
02/09 Austin, TX @ Red 7
02/10 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Rip This is out now on Innovative Leisure. Stream or buy it at Bandcamp.