Uniform’s new album Shame is out on September 11th via Sacred Bones.
Industrial metal-tinged noise rock outfit Uniform has shared a video for their new track ‘Dispatches From the Gutter’. The song will feature on their upcoming album Shame. The track itself is a short and intense blast of fury that explodes after a dark ambient opening. The video is an artistic black and white effort that explores the idea of self immolation.
The video was directed by Jacqueline Castel. “The video was approached as a documented mass sigil informed by the historical and philosophical concept of self-immolation, performed under the lunar eclipse of Independence Day,” filmmaker and director Castel explains. “Participants were asked to bring personal offerings to burn and were given a directive to write down their intentions for the future, which were attached with accelerants to an effigy that was later cremated. It was a symbolic act of releasing what we wish to abandon, and an invocation of what we wish to rebuild.”
Uniform’s vocalist Michael Berdan reveals, “Aside from being a dear friend, Jacqueline has been a favourite director of all of ours for a very long time. Her stark aesthetic and eye for detail is without parallel. No one could have been better suited to create a visual representation of this song. Dispatches from the Gutter takes equal inspiration from Malcom Lowry’s Under the Volcano and Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke. It is about the fine line that many of us live on between times of relative stability and utter chaos, and what life is like once that fragile threshold is breached.”
‘Dispatches From the Gutter’ follows ‘Delco’, the first single to be released from the album. Check that out below.