The Brvtalist is pleased to present the music video premiere of HIDE's Flesh For The Living (Watts Remix for American Primitive). This track comes off the Flesh For The Living 12", which is out now on Midwich Records , and the first vinyl release for HIDE. The original track is pure post-industrial mayhem, but we love the remix and choice to shoot a video around it. Photographed and edited by Chris Hefner, this is a slow burning, fever dream, that masterfully uses the pulsating energy of HIDE and brings the tempo down to create a dreamlike atmosphere where nothing is as it seems....
We spoke to multi-disciplinary artist Heather Gabel and 1/2 of HIDE (along with musician Seth Sher) about the video and she had this to say:
The video concept was inspired by a slow, plodding violence we heard in the remix from Joe Cardamone (Watts for American Primitive). There's something inescapable about it in the way it circles back with a relentlessness that's both attractive and foreboding. It mirrors the aggression of our live show. Our lyrics are often addressing and challenging power dynamics, especially concerning gender, and this remix created a sort of perfect storm for us to get more literal with the physicality of what we are trying to express though our music.
HIDE remains one of our favorite new acts to emerge over the past year and we have been lucky enough to host both a New Brvtalism contribution, as well as witness their magic live at the last Brvtalist event back in February. It's great to see their music released on vinyl and we look forward much more from this great band. For more information and music please visit Midwich Records and HIDE's official site.