Conor Oberst’s reactivated punk band Desaparecidos absolutely destroyed at Coachella the day before yesterday. Today, they’re unveiling the video for “City On The Hill,” the single from their long-awaited sophomore album Payola. For the video, director Rob Stoucy frantically stitched together a ton of old footage, much of it from news broadcasts and commercials. It’s not random, though; there’s a connecting thread. It’s all organized to drive home the idea that the way we live is fucked up and unsustainable. Check it out below.
Payola is out 6/23 on Epitaph.