July 2011

Torche - "Across the Shields"

Miami sludge metal band Torche released their latest LP Meanderthal in 2008 to impressive critical success. It topped Decibel Magazine's list of 2008's best extreme albums and even scored a high ranking from Pitchfork (upon which I'm sure the band smirked and/or shrugged in amusement). The video for the album's single "Across the Shields" is a little like Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are on a few more drugs. But really, who doesn't want to dress up in creepy monster costumes and prance around the woods?