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Watch Radkey’s Breakneck ‘Start Freaking Out’ Video

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Radkey reimagined themselves as comic book characters in a recent music video — see the splashy visual for the Devil Fruit EP opener “Romance Dawn” — but the garage-punk trio offer a more realistic look at their live show in their newest clip. Directed and edited by William Rees (who reportedly bonded with the teenaged boys of Radkey over a mutual love of Zelda video games), the just-released video captures an onstage rendition of “Start Freaking Out,” a fiery tantrum found on the aforementioned Devil Fruit EP. “I wanted to make something with all the energy and attitude of [the band’s] live shows,” Rees says of the speedy short, which was filmed during Radkey’s latest tour of the U.K. 

Watch the “Start Freaking Out” video above, scroll down for Radkey’s upcoming tour dates, and read more about the group in SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for October ’13

Radkey tour dates: 

December – 2 Humboldt, CA @ Humboldt Brews + ?
December 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore +?
December 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre +?
December 6 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues +?
December 7 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress +?
December 8 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits +
December 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
December 15 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter #
December 16 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium #
December 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
December 19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep #

+ = with Black Joe Lewis
# = with Red Fang