IAN SWEET – “Spit” Video

Next month, IAN SWEET will release their sophomore album, Crush Crusher, the follow-up to 2016’s excellent Shapeshifter. We’ve already heard one track from it, “Hiding,” and today Jilian Medford is sharing another one, the knotty and explosive “Spit.” It’s a song about anticipating the end: “You’ll go and I’ll get swallowed by someone else’s spit,” Medford sings, surrounded by distorted guitars and a pervasively fuzzy atmosphere.

“I wrote the song in the [beginning] stages of a relationship and was already having premonitions of ruining it,” Medford explained in an interview with Noisey. “Sometimes I like doing this type of songwriting where I predict how something will go. Writing a song for the future breakup. It’s fun but sad.”

The song comes attached to a video, directed by Michael Tyrone Delaney, in which Medford is plopped in a desert surrounded by two flying chairs and a bathtub. She spits out strawberry milk, there’s flashes of her spazzing out in a different room, and it all adds to the song’s sense of decaying, prolonged collapse.

Watch and listen below.

TOUR DATES:
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
10/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
10/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
10/24 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern #
10/25 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic #
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
10/27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive #
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
10/30 – Chicago @ Subterranean #
11/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Monarch #
11/02 – Buffalo @ Mohawk Place #
11/03 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott # ^
11/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-op # ^
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s # ^
11/07 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage #
11/08 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
11/09 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
11/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
11/11 – Orlando, FL @ 11Eleven Fest
11/12 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
11/14 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links #
11/16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
11/20 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
11/28 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers #

# w/ Young Jesus
^ w/ Sean Henry

Crush Crusher is out 10/26 via Hardly Art. Pre-order it here.