Watch Queens of the Stone Age’s Unbeautiful ‘Kalopsia’ Video
'...Like Clockwork' is due out June 4 via Matador Records
Now that Daft Punk’s album is streaming, Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork has become the long-teased, virally marketed LP to watch. (Don’t worry, Boards of Canada, we’re keeping an eye on you, too.) And the band from California’s Inland Empire does not intend to disappoint. QOTSA have unveiled a sub-two-minute video for mid-album track “Kalopsia,” which moves from an unexpectedly serene start to characteristically coiled fury.
Like the previous clip for “I Appear Missing,” the video features images from …Like Clockwork visual artist Boneface, and here they’re similarly grotesque: grinning zombie dude floating the dark streets, human faces melting, a teddy bear. The video begins by defining its title, “Kalopsia,” as “a condition where things are more beautiful than they appear.” And, yes, the music here is gorgeous, no matter how creepy the imagery. Sort of like how that object in your car’s rearview mirror might look a couple of feet away, but is actually about to come crashing into you.
QOTSA also recently unveiled the album’s “Keep Your Eyes Peeled” along with “If I Had a Tail” and “I Sat by the Ocean.” They previously premiered …Like Clockwork single “My God Is the Sun.” The full album via Matador Records will, alas, not be here until June 4.