Mind Spiders made a video for “Cold”
Fort Worth, TX’s Mind Spiders share members with The Marked Men, Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Video and more, and while those bands all make some sort of power pop-infused garage punk, Mind Spiders gives them a chance to really let their freak flags fly. Sometimes they’re cranking out rippers that aren’t a million miles away from those other bands, but other times they’re making dark, synth-led new wave (“No FIlter”) or dissonant, apocalyptic rock (the title track), or genuinely strange art punk (“Split In Two”). The record’s constantly fighting between Devo-ish synths and the raw distorted guitars of The Marked Men, and Mark Ryan shifts from sounding evil to robotic to alien-like. The whole thing’s under a half hour, but it’s truly a wild ride.
They've since made a video for the song "Cold" (directed by Keven McAlester), and it uses, fittingly, eerie thermal photography that fits the song's vibe well. It premieres in this post.
In related news, Radioactivity just announced a tour, including a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show on July 21 at Saint Vitus with TBA openers. Tickets for that show are on sale. The Marked Men also play a rare one-off in Austin.
Watch that Mind Spiders video and stream their new album: