Today, Savages return with a brand-new 12-inch via Matador Records. Their first release since last year’s excellent Silence Yourself LP, the single features a cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” and a new song entitled “Fuckers”. Both tracks were recorded live during the band’s November 6th, 2013 performance at London’s Forum.
If that’s somehow not enough live material for you, the ferocious post-punk outfit has unveiled a music video for the 10-minute “Fuckers”. While this writer usually finds concert videos lacking a certain creativity, it’s the perfect venue for Savages’ blend of beguiling rawness and visceral intensity. With little more than a few artsy camera angles, some strobe lights, and, of course, layer upon layer of near-tangible dissonance, the clip offers a dizzying taste of their transcendent live show. I was going to use those 10 minutes to make a turkey and pepper jack cheese sandwich , but this definitely seems like a much better choice.
Throw away that coffee and watch it below: