NYC noise-rock duo Uniform are releasing their sophomore LP Wake In Fright today, on a very dark, very scary Inauguration Day. That timing feels all too appropriate given the apocalyptic tenor of their music, and they’re getting into the patriotic spirit by releasing a grim new video for early single “Killing Of America.”
“Released to a limited audience in 1982, Leonard Schrader and Sheldon Renan’s documentary The Killing Of America served to paint a stark portrait about the realities of gun violence in the United States at that time,” the band explain in a press release. “In the 35 years since the film’s inception, the statistics regarding firearm deaths in this country have not improved. Highly influenced by Isao Hashimoto’s piece on nuclear weapons titled ‘1945 – 1998′, our video intends to present basic figures surrounding a complicated subject. We do not wish to moralize and we offer no answers. Instead, we ask the viewer to use this data as an aid towards formulating their own conclusions.”
Directed by Yussef Cole, the clip is a tally of all of the shootings we’ve had in the past year, a stark reminder of our country’s many problems. Watch it below.
Wake In Fright is out now on Sacred Bones.