Crown Larks – “Chapels” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

On their recent debut Blood Dancer, genre-bending Chicago outfit Crown Larks threw psych-rock, noise music, and free jazz into one album-shaped pot and stirred until the whole thing combusted. “Chapels” is one of the more straightforward tracks — and even that spins out into a demented keyboard boogie towards the end — but now they’ve shared a new video that significantly ups the weirdness factor. The band plays in grotesque masks and costumes while two wraithlike women wander around various landscapes, contorting their bodies inhumanly. I have no idea what any of it means, but you should probably watch the Emily Esperanza-directed video below.

Check out Crown Larks on tour:

09/18 Denver, CO @ Goldrush Music Festival
09/19 Omaha, NE @ Midtown Art Supply
09/20 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s w/Yonatan Gat
09/25 Kalamazoo, MI @ Already Dead Fest
10/20 Cleveland, OH @ Lean Industrial Consortium
10/24 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
10/25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
10/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch
10/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/Voice Coils
11/04 Chicago, IL @ Elastic Arts
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Blood Dancer is out now on Space Lung / Land Breathing and Already Dead Tapes.