Video of The Day: Catholic Action

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Catholic Action's "People Don't Protest Enough" is all over the place, in the best kind of way. The Glaswegian outfit's spaced out gem is gleefully manic, transitioning from what might initially sound like a fuzzy, synth-laden slacker ditty with something unexpectedly frolicsome lurking underneath into an intoxicating, outlandish starburst of shambles. Or, as singer/guitarist Chris McCrory calls it, "Casiotone for the politically marginalised...Krautrock for a progressive, positive future.”

The video, happily, is equally all over the place. A trippy color palette and dizzying visual effects are perfect complements to the song's riotous, potent recklessness. 

Keep an eye out for a new Catholic Action record (Celebrated by Strangers) in March, as well as a handful of US dates (with hopefully more to be announced soon).

[posted 1.18.20]


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