GNAW — the New York City noise outfit fronted by Alan Dubin, formerly of doom supergroup Khanate — released their ear-splitting third LP, Cutting Pieces, back in October. Today (December 4th), they've joined forces with Revolver to unveil a creepy animated video for "Fire," an explosive album highlight combining free-jazz skronks, post-industrial screeches and a metric ton of static.
Directed by Montreal-based multimedia artist Roman Urodovskikh (whom Dubin discovered while partaking in a YouTube/Vimeo animation binge, as so many of us are wont to do), the clip repurposes GNAW's ferocious din into the soundtrack for some sort of CGI doomsday raging in a dark, abstract city. Between the mobs, the fires and the crushing existential despair, things do not bode well for our main character — a genderless humanoid figure who looks a bit like Slenderman, but with shorter arms and tin-foil skin. (The spontaneous combustion doesn't improve our protagonist's situation, either.)
Cutting Pieces is out now via Translation Loss. You can get it here.