After releasing their new album “Foil Deer” via Carpark Records last month, Speedy Ortiz now shares an all new video for “Raising The Skate.” Watch it here:
Guitarist Sadie Dupuis comments, “We met the director Casey Herz after playing a show in the basement of his feminist punk house in Allston. I love campy horror and was hell bent on doing a ‘Hausu’ send-up for our “Raising the Skate” video. Casey and his housemates are horror buffs themselves, and threw some ‘Suspiria’ references into the mix. We agreed that a “final girl” horror trope fit well with the song’s lyrics about a woman asserting herself to cast off the haters and naysayers. I guess the idea of this video is that sometimes your problems seem like a gargantuan homicidal cat monster, but maybe your problems are really more like a regular cuddly LOLcat. Fun fact: this is the first time in which members of Speedy Ortiz have had to physically fight one another on camera (although I did do some luchadora-style wrestling in our “Tiger Tank” video).”
The band is now on tour across North America and has World Wide dates announced.