Rough Trade NYC in-store performance October 8th.
Clipping has delivered an official and powerful new video for “Blood of the Fang” directed by multidisciplinary artist Lars Jan, from There Existed an Addiction to Blood, the group’s forthcoming album.
The “Blood of the Fang” visual is inspired by a photo of Huey Newton — co-founder of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense — hand-cuffed to a hospital gurney while being treated for a gunshot wound in the abdomen after a gun battle with Oakland police in October 1967.
The song itself is built around a sample from Sam Waymon’s score to the 1973 experimental vampire film Ganja & Hess. Daveed Diggs’s lyrics conjure an alternate history of black political struggle in the 1960s and 70s, name-dropping radical activists and reimagining them as a pantheon of undead superheroes fighting against systems of oppression.
Clipping recently announced their first headlining shows in nearly 3 years: October 8th-November 16th (see dates below), the band will perform in support of their new album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, out October 18th on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and a limited-edition, blood-splattered “Lamestain” vinyl 2xLP.
[2xLP Deluxe Limited “Lamestain” Edition]
The band, whose October 9th show at Brooklyn’s Zone One at Elsewhere is now sold-out, just added an in-store at Rough Trade NYC on October 8th. Fans who pre-order the new album via Rough Trade will receive two passes to the in-store, and those who show up day-of can purchase the album for a single pass to the in-store. (Day-of purchases/entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.) The blood-splattered “Lamestain” vinyl edition is sold out online, and will only be available at the in-store, at select independent record stores, and via the band’s merch table at shows.
Oct. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC [7 pm - All Ages]
Oct. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One at Elsewhere [Sold Out]
Oct. 10 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct. 11 -Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
Oct. 14 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Adult Swim Festival
*w/ Cartel Madras