Watch Dub Thompson's Fuzzed-Out 'Dograces' Video

Oneohtrix Point Never designer Robert Beatty directed duo's cable-access-ready clip

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Philip Sherburne WRITTEN BY
Philip Sherburne

The video for Dub Thompson's "Dograces" looks a little bit like a long-lost cable-access broadcast recorded to VHS and unearthed in the moldy recesses of some rural storage unit. The song comes from the band's forthcoming debut album, 9 Songs. Core members Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer recorded the record last August while living with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado in Bloomington, Indiana, and the sticky fingerprints of the Midwestern summer are all over the recording. Whole generations of basement-tape shenanigans are baked into their lurching, overdriven sound, alternatingly stripped-down and blown-out: Big Black, Liars, the Fall, and even the Burning Sensations' version of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso," whose ropy bass line and sardonic delivery directly inform "Dograces"' Roto-Rooter blues.

9 Songs is out June 10 on Dead Oceans. Fun fact: The video's director, Robert Beatty, is also the graphic designer behind recent sleeves for Oneohtrix Point Never and Three Legged Race.

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