OFF! Hate on Hippies, Happiness in Brilliant 'Void You Out' Video

Documentary-style clip precedes 'Wasted Years,' due April 8

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

After all of the legal drama and tiresome insults exchanged during the Black Flag vs. FLAG feud, one has to wonder: How does hardcore vet Keith Morris still have the strength to not only lead FLAG, but also front his OFF! supergroup? "The reason I'm in the band is because I don't know any better," Morris explains, while cooking himself breakfast, in OFF!'s new music video for recent single "Void You Out." "I have absolutely no idea what we would be doing if we weren't playing music. Strangling squirrels up in Griffith Park? Strangling kids at the beach?"

Directed by Jason Farrell, the just-released clip is part documentary, part live show. The short opens with testimonials from Morris, bassist Steven McDonald (choice quote: "I hate hippies almost as much as I hate cops, which is to the max,"), and drummer Mario Rubalcaba (who's too busy skateboarding to speak in complete sentences), before cutting to a live (and furious) rendition of "Void You Out," filmed at the Casbah in San Diego on January 29.

Farrell closes the video with a talking-head segment that finds guitarist Dimitri Coats floating in a pool, literally dousing himself in liquor. "Are you happy?" the filmmaker asks, to which Coats responds, "Who gives a crap what I think or who you are?" It's all pretty amazing.

Watch it above (via Noisey), find OFF!'s newly announced North America tour dates below, and look out for the band's new LP, Wasted Years, due out April 8 via Vice Records.

OFF! tour dates:

April 9 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse *^
April 11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *^
April 12 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club *^
April 13 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *^
April 15 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux *^
April 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock *^
April 18 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep *^
April 19 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *^
April 21 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *^
April 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *^
April 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *^
May 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *^
May 8 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *^
May 9 - Detroit, MI @ Small's Bar *^
May 10 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club @ Canadian Music Week *^
May 12 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *^
May 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *^
May 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *^
May 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
May 18 - Boston, MA @ Middle East *^
May 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling *^

* = with Cerebral Ballzy
^ = with NASA Space Universe

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