Photography: Moni Haworth
When we last caught up with L.A. punks, Collapsing Scenery, the band had just released their debut EP. Now, they’re gearing up for a handful of East Coast shows with a new video for one of our favorite tracks off God’s Least Favorite. Directed by Hunter Crowder, the video is a surreal—and kind of weird—S&M love story, perfect for the synth-driven “Tired Blood.” Part pop, part ’80s new wave, the track itself is a dreamy ballad filled with reverb-soaked harmonies and neurotic drum machines. And beneath the catchiness, there’s a sort of stoic desperation lingering between Don DeVore’s beats and Reggie Debris’ lyrics.
“Lyrically, ‘Tired Blood’ is about the fatigue and exhaustion that can set in after years of activism, when nothing seems to change or things seem to get actively worse,” explains the singer. “Hunter captured the bittersweet feeling of the tune with images of the beach I grew up at in all of it’s glorious weirdness.”
Capturing Venice Beach and all of its regulars through grainy VHS, “Tired Blood” is the Lynchian slave romance we didn’t know we needed.
Watch the video, below and catch Collapsing Scenery in New York this week.
Collapsing Scenery East Coast Tour Dates:
7/25 – New York, NY – The Pyramid Club
7/26 – Brooklyn, NY – 367 Bedford Ave.
7/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Otlieb’s