Detroit post-punks Protomartyr have never been the types to eake it easy on their audience, and the same would appear to be true for their music video protagonists. In their latest clip, for Agent Intellect highlight “Dope Cloud,” a young man is chased through the woods to an empty phone booth, where he’s harassed by masked toughs. They shoot sparklers at the booth, they roll smoke bombs underneath it, and they eventually tip it over, continuing their ceaseless, unexplained assault as the camera pans up and the clip fades.
It never ends, Protomartyr seem to be saying, as always. Watch the clip — shot by director/Proto fan Lance Bangs, with no input from the band whatsoever — here.