Post-hardcore/sludge collective HORSENECK is pleased to unveil the official new video for “Matt Lauer’s Secret Button.” Currently playing at Metal Injection, the track comes off the band’s Fever Dream full-length, self-released late last month.
Note guitarist Anthony Paganelli of the clip, “The ‘Matt Lauer’s Secret Button’ video was filmed and edited by Carlos Almanza. The song was written pretty fast. We wrote the riff and outline for the songs in a couple hours. [Drummer] Jess [Gowrie] had an idea for lyrics and vocals so she wrote the lyrics to this song in basically one night. We all definitely feel like this is one of our harder headbangers. Lyrically, it’s about someone who leaves a path of careless destruction and pays for it in the end. Then there is the realization that you don’t always get a second chance, then the bad person is atoning for their sins in the end… someone who’s made some terrible life choices and has reached the end of their life and looks back in regret. The name of the song was something that we saw on the news, obviously.
We decided to make this a performance video rather than a story line video. Keep it simple. We wanted the video to reflect the tone of the song. Carlos did an amazing job of capturing the power of the song with his shots and the frame speeds he would choose. We love the slow-motion power hits, the visuals, and the lighting he decided to use. This was our first time working with Carlos and we instantly had a connection. Our visions lined up with ease. We use visuals a lot when we play live so he really wanted to use that in the video. He made all the visuals himself for this video as well. He killed it. We loved him so much we decided to shoot another video with him later this month.”
View “Matt Lauer’s Secret Button,” now playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.
Fittingly titled, HORSENECK’s eleven-track Fever Dream shifts seamlessly from spatial distortion, to specific detail, trying to navigate a nightmare of an existence with the grace of a butcher knife. Fever Dream is driven by the darkness and uncertainty of the world. You can hear it in its melodies, lyrics, and unorthodox use of horns and keys all throbbing under the weight of its own sonic psychosis.
Engineered by the band’s own Lance Jackman at The Dock in Sacramento and mixed and mastered by Eric Stenman (Will Haven, Far, Weezer) at The Appliantz Shop in Encino, the record includes guest vocals from Grammy nominated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Gary U.S. Bonds and indie rock/folk hero Jules Bee (Baenziger) from Sea Of Bees.
Fever Dream is out now on vinyl and digital formats. For orders, visit the HORSENECK Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.
Featuring former Will Haven guitarists Anthony Paganelli and Lance Jackman, current Chelsea Wolfe drummer Jess Gowrie, and bassist Lennon Hudson, HORSENECK released their critically lauded debut length album, Heavy Trip, in February of 2017. At once heavy, pummeling, psychedelic, and introspective, the record drew comparisons to the likes of The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Red Fang. On their latest output, Fever Dream, HORSENECK has taken their songcraft to a far deeper, darker level. Incorporating a more democratic approach to the songwriting process, all four members contributed to the music and lyrics. The band spent over a year writing and refining songs until the finished product was something somber, heavy, and experimental.
“…a melodic, dark sonic trip of intense sludge.” — Revolver
“…a truly entertaining and aptly feverish experience as HORSENECK already showcases massive skills blending passionate melodies and crazy catchy grooves that you won’t forget easily.” — The Offering
“…a full-blown, sound monster of super group proportions, and by far one of Sacramento’s newest hidden treasures.” — New Noise Magazine
“More experimental, harder riffing, more melody and a darker heart, Fever Dream bristles with an intense anxiety at the state of the modern world and collides new instrumental flavorings and influences into the mix, making a record that sounds fresh and unique in a field that can often be oversaturated….” — The Sleeping Shaman