The Holy Gasp Share NSFW Video For ‘The Mating Song’

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Canadian freak bohemian beat hipster jazz (you could probably just call them jazz punk) combo The Holy Gasp have shared a NSFW video for their latest track ‘The Mating Song’ directed by Pedja Milosavljevic. Well, actually, I’m unsure if it is NSFW. Would your boss have an issue with you watching various animals having a good old sexy time? Are polar penises not cool in the workplace? I guess that depends on your job really. Usually we don’t have Zebra semen in the office. But, there’s a first time for everything.

If you want to figure out how one comes to create such odd odd music, you should really check out the playlist that band member Benjamin Hackman curated for us nearly a year ago. He’s a good skin.

Check out the video above or just listen to the song below if you are scared.

In a chat with Chart Attack, Benjamin Hackman elaborated on the song: “I spent a day without sunlight, in a dark movie theatre watching animals having sex. It was a lot on the senses. It’s not something I feel I’ll ever need to do again. At times, I felt I needed to bathe my body, to scrub it with a thick bristled brush and repent for what I’d willingly watched. At other moments I found the experience erotic, and profoundly gorgeous. What stood out most was how similarly all animals seem to reproduce. With a small handful of exceptions, the mechanics of procreation is more or less the same across the animal kingdom. And you can see in the faces of every animal the same emotions that pass through humans during sex—the vulnerability, the lust, the fear… tenderness, desire, and all those power dynamics we are constantly attempting to navigate out there in the wild.”

“What I’m attempting is to sort out how men can be better feminists and still express baser, carnal inclinations. As the culture shifts slowly towards greater levels of gender equality, many men are struggling to find healthy and consensual expressions of lust. Deciding which aspects of our sexuality need to be overcome and removed from our repertoires, and which ones are healthy and in need of reconciliation is a challenging problem. “The Mating Song” tackles this issue in some way or another, and gives voice to that little ooga booga in all of us which cannot be ignored, but needs to be kept in balance in the fight against patriarchy.”

PS Benjamin Hackman’s resemblance to Allen Ginsberg pleases me.

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Jamie Coughlan is the founder of Overblown. He talks a lot about himself and is totally pretentious. Terrible with personal finances. Loves beer gardens. He has written for the RTE Guide, A Music Blog, Yea?, The Thin Air, Gigwise, and is a contributor to The Tipping Point.