We made the intense, politically driven, impossible-to-categorize trio Algiers a Band To Watch earlier this year, and we’ve posted their videos for “Blood,” “Irony. Utility. Pretext.,” and “Black Eunuch.” And now they’ve got a new one for “And When You Fall,” which I guess you’d have to call a gospel-punk throwdown. The video is scratchy and disorienting, with black-and-white footage of the band performing chopped up with VHS images of London at night. It all looks very dark and ambiguous and off. To hear the band and directors Lamb & Sea describe it, the video is an homage to early experimental filmmakers and to postpunk/industrial greats like Cabaret Voltaire and the Normal. Watch it below.
Algiers’ self-titled debut is out now on Matador.