Desaparecidos’ criticisms of US culture have always been a few shades shy of subtle, and they continue the streak with a new video for “City on the Hill”. The first single from the band’s first album in 13 years, Payola, was unveiled last week, and now it gets a rapid-fire set of visuals to hammer in its anti-corporate message.
The “City on the Hill” video takes its aesthetic from the channel-flipping days of the late ’80s and early ’90s, meshing vintage news reports with dated ads and They Live-style subliminal messages. It’s a fun and disturbing romp through the darker side of TV, all wrapped up in a little more than three minutes. Watch it below.
Payola will be released through Epitaph Records on June 23rd.