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Clipping’s Horrifying New Video For ‘Back Up’ Features Antwon And Signor Benedick The Moor

In mid 2016, Los Angeles hip hop group Clipping released an EP called Wriggle — which came right before last year’s monumental Splendor & Misery — but as for the EP, it featured six awesome experimental noise-rap tracks that didn’t necessarily fit in with the album. For the group’s latest project they’ved them teamed up with director Anna Zlokovic for a visual representation of “Back Up” from Wriggle, and the results are nothing short of horrifying, featuring first-person VHS footage of a cult of sorts comprised of adults with baby faces that love playing with lots and lots of milk.

Diggs appears in the video, as do Antwon and Signor Benedick the Moor, both of whom are featured on the track. Of the video, director Anna Zlokovic said, “Through the perspective of an unnamed filmmaker, we stumble upon an accidental and horrifying discovery.”

Furthermore, the setting for the video is infamous Los Angeles music venue The Smell, which is set for demolition. The director further shared the group’s support for a campaign to save the venue that’s erupted in the wake of the news.

“We are highlighting our collaboration with The Smell — an all-ages DIY music venue and the location of our shoot,” Zlokovic said. “The Smell has remained a real pillar of the LA underground music scene since its founding in the ’90s. However, it’s now set for demolition — which has incited a real uprising amongst LA musicians/fans. Clipping. ‘grew up’ at The Smell & has a long-standing relationship with Jim Smith, its co-founder. Because of all that, it seemed like a particularly apt place to film — both for aesthetic and sentimental purposes, and in service of the #savethesmell campaign.”

Check out the disturbing video above. Clipping. will head out on tour this Spring with The Flaming Lips and Baseck in support of their latest album Spledor & Misery, which is out now on Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc. You can find all the dates for that tour below.

02/17 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory^
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Broad^
02/20 – Portland, OR – Holocene^
02/21 – The, Seattle, WA – The Crocodile^
02/22 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^
02/24 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club (Noise Pop!)^
02/25 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Club (Noise Pop!) ^
03/03 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
03/04 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
03/05 – Washington, DC – 930 Club *
03/06 – Washington, DC – 930 Club *
03/09 – New York City, NY – Terminal 5 *
03/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
03/11 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury *
03/13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel *
03/14 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theater *
03/16 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03/29 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium *
03/30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore *
03/31 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
04/02 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle *
04/03 – Orlando, FL – The Social
04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live *
* w/ The Flaming Lips
^ w/Baseck

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