Four Stroke Baron play way outside the box. The trio — vocalist-guitarist Kirk Witt, bassist Keegan Ferrari and drummer Matt Vallarino — released the stunning Planet Silver Screen, in late 2018 and spun the heads of all who heard it. A wild ride full of synthpop crooning, knotty riffage, moody electronics and a guest "blackjazz" saxophone solo by Shining's Jørgen Munkeby, the album included the standout cut "A Matter of Seconds," which suggests Mastodon trying to find their way out of a cyborg factory. Today, July 15th, the band has unleashed the music video for the song, and like FSB's music, it also comes from far out in left field; an awesome stop-motion clip full of cage fighting and wild beasts, it was created by Thomas Yagodinski, who also helmed the group's "Planet Silver Screen" visual.
"For our next video with Thomas Yagodinski, we wanted to have a more cinematic approach versus a 'music video' feel," the band's Keegan Ferrari says of the clip. "When deciding on a song, 'A Matter of Seconds' stood out on the album as being the most dramatic in both timbre and storyline. Thomas was immediately intrigued by the concept presented by the lyrics and put together a comprehensive storyboard in no time at all that we felt was perfect from the start. One thing about this video that sets it apart from 'Planet Silver Screen' was that it was the first time Thomas built absolutely everything from scratch — the wrestlers, the bears, etc. — and it actually took more time to build all the pieces than it did to animate. It was all worth it, however, as the end result is something that we are all super proud of!" Watch it above.
Four Stroke Baron have a few live dates lined up for this fall, with a full tour in the works.
Four Stroke Baron tour dates:
11/07 Minneapolis, MN
11/08 La Crosse, WI
11/15 Corpus Christie, TX
11/16 Austin, TX