The band Uni share a new release for video, “Destroyer” which showcase the band against a backdrop of clay figurines which float in and out of a colorful and psychedelic landscape. The band includes David Strange and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s (GOASTT) Charlotte Kemp Muhl and singer Jack James. The band shared the following about the video.
“I write this letter from a fallout shelter below the wreckage of the earth in the year 2042. Some said it was the exploitation of the poor. The rich blamed the marxist revolt. Some say the feminists had turned their backs on the men, while others blamed toxic masculinity. Helter Skelter played its part. There were clashes of political ideology, religion, race and gender as well as environmental catastrophes. Hurricanes, draughts, earthquakes and wildfires ravaged the earth. Needless to say, the firmament didn’t hold and the nuclear war left nothing but ash. Now that humanity has been razed and only the mutants are left to, I reflect on what could have been different from within the walls of my concrete fortress, waiting for the rations to run out.
It was neither one of these factors nor all of them responsible for what happened. It was something older than the universe itself, embedded in every molecule exploded from the Big Bang and crawling as a single cell from the primordial sludge to the White House lawn. It lives inside all of us like reptilian DNA. It is dormant when ignored but spreads like fire when fed. It is a glutton and we willingly shoveled the fuel into it’s filthy gullet, like a cordycep fungus controlling the brains of ants. It takes many forms but each are a manifestation of the single deadly entity. It is Destroyer.”
Uni is an experimental drug first invented by Austrian Physicist Dr. Alan Hoffstein in 1936. Hoffstein was seeking a cure for swine flu and when self-experimenting realized Uni allowed him to see layers of reality previously unavailable to conscious human perception. The formula for Uni was lost in the war when Hoffstein’s laboratory was bombed but is rumored to have been re-synthesized last year in New York City.
The band also shared a new video last year for “The Girl Who Has It All” via The 405. The song is described as a wall of sound that features classic rock and roll guitars, dominant percussion and beautifully care-free vocals that sound like they come from a different decade. The video is a throwback to the days when music videos ruled MTV and the band uses excellent claymation to make you the viewer feel nostalgic. The band announced the following tour dates.
Tour Dates with The Claypool Lennon Delirium
4/10/2019 Toronto ON Danforth Music Hall
4/12/2019 Philadelphia PA The Fillmore
4/13/2019 New Haven CT College Street Music Hall
4/14/2019 Boston MA House of Blues
4/16/2019 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Steel
4/17/2019 Washington DC 9:30 Club
4/19/2019 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
4/20/2019 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works
4/23/2019 St. Louis MO Delmar Hall
4/25/2019 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater
4/26/2019 Chicago IL Thalia Hall
4/27/2019 Detroit MI Majestic Theatre
4/29/2019 Bloomington IL Castle Theatre
4/30/2019 Covington KY Madison Theater
5/2/2019 New Orleans LA The Civic Theatre