watch Suicide Machines’ “To Play Caesar” video, shot at a recent benefit show
Detroit ska-punk vets The Suicide Machines recently released their first album in 15 years, Revolution Spring, on Fat Wreck Chords (read our review), and it's more than a solid comeback. It rivals much of their classic material and it's one of 2020's best punk albums so far. We're now premiering the video for its song "To Play Caesar (Is to Be Stabbed to Death)," which was shot at one of the band's typically wild live shows. To be exact, it was a recent benefit show at a DIY space in the band's hometown for Food Not Class (an organization TSM vocalist Jay Navarro works with, who distribute discarded or donated food and goods to the public), and the video is making us want to get to a Suicide Machines show as soon as this whole quarantine is over. Jay says:
"To Play Caesar" is about the holier than thou elitist types who show up in the scene or in life and point their fingers at everyone else. They drop in, run their mouths, then more often times than not end up becoming exactly what they are pointing their fingers at.
They’re not truly interested in solutions. Their goal is to play the martyr.
We shot the video for "Caesar" at a DIY space here in Detroit that we like to keep hidden from the world. It was a benefit show for Food Not Class collective.
Watch the video and stream the full album below. You can also pick up CD, LP, or digital copies over at Fat's webstore.