Kiwi Jr. have shared a video for their new single, “Unspeakable Things.”
The track comes from their forthcoming album, Chopper, out August 12th. “Unspeakable Things” is a fun, blistering indie punk anthem. Directed by Morgan Waters, the accompanying video sees Kiwi Jr. wearing some Friday the 13th-style masks. The clip also features camoes from TSN’s Jay Onrait, Fucked Up’s Jonah, Tom Henry, and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll.
“People are always trying to sign into my email,” Jeremy Gaudet explains. “What do they think they’re gonna find? The public appetite for dirty laundry is wild. Having moved the world online has not helped. Dan Boeckner had the idea to use the Moog sound for the hook, which was originally on guitar, and that sound brings the song into a sort of new-wave territory that was fun and different for us.”
Watch the video for “Unspeakable Things” below.
“We kept referencing the vibe of Michael Mann movies when recording the album, and then Morgan heard this and came up with the idea of making the video look like the movie Heat,” Gaudet adds. “Somehow TSN’s Jay Onrait, Jonah from Fucked Up, and comedians Tom Henry and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll were convinced to cameo in it. We also were wearing these hockey masks filming all day next to a busy road getting a lot of car honks and didn’t realize until much later that we filmed on an actual Friday the 13th.”
In addition to “Unspeakable Things,” Chopper also features the previously released “Night Vision.”
Check out the tracklist for Chopper below or pre-order it here.
01 – “Unspeakable Things”
02 – “Parasite II”
03 – “Clerical Sleep”
04 – “Night Vision”
05 – “The Extra Sees the Film”
06 – “Contract Killers”
07 – “The Sound of Music”
08 – “Downtown Area Blues”
09 – “Kennedy Curse”
10 – “The Masked Singer”
Chopper was produced by Wolf Parade cofounder and Arcade Fire guitarist Dan Boeckner. The 10 track collection marks Boeckner’s first official release as a producer, and it’s the first time the Toronto band has worked with an outside producer. The album also features backing vocals from Dorothea Paas.