New York-based blues rock outfit Dead Heavens have released a, to say the least, extremely cool music video for their song “Away From the Speed,” in which a radically awesome female protag fights kick-ass ninjas. The track is from the band’s last record Whatever Witch You Are.
Dead Heavens is the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels (most well known for his work in GOrilla Biscuits, Vanishing Life, Rival Schools, Quicksand, etc.), as well as Paul Kotsabi (Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica), Drew Thomas (Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another), and Nathan Aguilar (Cults). The foursome pulls influence from a wide variety of genres, including hardcore, punk, and garage rock.
The clip, directed by Mortis Studio, features a acid-wash-jeans wearing badass punkster donned with a green beret, fighting her way through a cabaret club full of ninjas with red hoods. It takes a very intentionally kitschy atmosphere of a 70’s action movie, and ends with our hero in a literal dance with death, completing the psychedelic vibe of the song and the video.
The song itself is a straightforward, catchy track that doesn’t pull any punches with its revved-up, supercharged guitars delivering one retro-feeling garage tune.
Schreifels says of the song, “There’s just not enough love in the world today. Like idiots, we traded what we had for cheap thrills, fast cars, and fine wine. As the Buddha says, ‘If a man can control his mind all wisdom and virtue will come to them’ but I just can’t keep away from the speed.”
Check out the music video below.