Los Angeles-based rock group Meatbodies are preparing for the release of their new and upcoming album 333. We’ve already been introduced to the album opener “Reach For The Sunn” and now, the band have shared the closing track, “The Hero.”
“The Hero” is an extensive laid-back psychedelic groove that was released alongside a colourful music video. The clip sees the group hang out in the desert, chase down a shark piñata and dump some red liquid on themselves.
Casey Hanson, director of the video, revealed in a statement,
“The video and song are an exercise in sarcasm. Further, it’s maybe a jaded/cynical expression in regards to the good-evil duality narrative fed to us by people — idealizing machines of war, fetishizing trauma. It’s also just pretty colors and wrestling heel antics.”
Watch the video for “The Hero” below.
If you’re a fan of Together Pangea or King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies are most likely for you.
Meatbodies are led by Chad Ubovich who has also played with Fuzz and Mikal Cronin’s backing band. After the Meatbodies’ second album, 2017’s Alice, Ubovich wanted a break:
“I’d been touring for eight years straight with all these bands, and just couldn’t do it anymore,” he mentioned in a press release. “There was also a feeling in the air that everything was changing, politically. Things just didn’t feel right, and I went down a dark path.”
Eventually Ubovich made his way back to Meatbodies, recording their new album that explores the duality of drugs, his new found sobriety and the world around him. 333 is out September 3rd via In the Red.
Lead photo courtesy of Sheridan Lee