video premiere: "late capitalism" - thanks for coming
Following the release of previous material, Thanks for Coming return with another new video, debuting “Late Capitalism,” the latest track from their upcoming album No Problem, out on July 19th. The clip, which is directed and animated by Marisa Gershenhorn and Abigail Austin, features an array of bright colors and striking visuals, including a machine turning blobs into squares, a fan made of what appears to be legs, and the deconstruction of a human that turns into part machine.
“How long can we play these games/without one of us winning?” vocalist Rachel Brown wonders. As Brown later muses on continued efforts to walk faster by getting ahead, an angry chorus of instrumentals — that included delightfully fuzzed out guitars and distorted drums — stands in surprise contrast to an otherwise placid presentation of guitar, vocals, and drums. We never arrive at an answer to Brown’s questioning of when eventual events will occur, but with plans to “slow down” and later “give up,” the track ends up being a surprising reminder to maybe take that extra second for yourself.