NEWS : TUE, DEC 13, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Nothing Says Christmas Like A Surreally Disturbing New Short Film From Clipping: Watch “Splendor & Misery”

Clipping just shared a darkly surreal, post-apocalyptic short film - directed by Patrick Kennelly (“Body & Blood”) - inspired by their current and critically acclaimed album, Splendor & Misery [get it here].


The 405 had this to say of the film (and album), “Early this past fall, L.A. rap deconstructionist trio, Clipping delivered their latest challenging experimental full-length album. It was billed as a thematic release that “follows the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the on-board computer that falls in love with him.” On top of the technical rap reflections that make up the album, the trio are supporting their intriguing narrative with a short film of the same name, that brings the album’s unearthly concepts to life. Director, Patrick Kennelly helped piece together the surreal post-apocalyptic drama that’s equal parts fascinating and equal parts difficult to watch (see premiere December 13th).
 
Clipping are currently on tour in Europe (their forthcoming London show at Corsica Studios on 20th December has now sold out and a second night at the same venue has now been added) and the trio have been chosen to support The Flaming Lips on tour in North America next year! (see dates below.)
 

The band recently appeared on Conan and delivered a stellar performance of “Air ‘Em Out [see here].”  And you can/should also watch Clipping’s official video “Shooter,” from Wriggle, the group’s summer EP, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada [see here].



Splendor & Misery is available now on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide from Sub Pop [here] and Deathbomb Arc [here].


Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Dec. 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory
Dec. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Dec. 15 -  Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia
Dec. 16 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
Dec. 17 - Munich, DE - Orange House
Dec. 18 - Düsseldorf, DE - FFT Foyer
Dec. 19 - Paris, FR - Batofar
Dec. 20 - London, UK - Corsica Studios [Sold Out]
Dec. 21 - London, UK - Corsica Studios
Feb. 17 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *
Feb. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Broad *
Feb. 20 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
Feb. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
Feb. 22 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
Feb. 24 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club (Noise Pop!) *
Feb. 25 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
Mar. 03 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
Mar. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore **
Mar. 05 - Washington, DC - 930 Club **
Mar. 06 - Washington, DC - 930 Club **
Mar. 09 - New York City, NY - Terminal 5 **
Mar. 11 - Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury **
Mar. 13 - Toronto, ON - Rebel **
Mar. 14 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theater **
Mar. 29 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium **
Mar. 30 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore **
Mar. 31 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz **
Apr. 02 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle **
Apr. 04 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live **
* w/
Baseck
** w/ The Flaming Lips