Self-described "feral rock" duo Coarse features Brandon Gallagher and Ryan Knowles and specializes in a particularly corrosive brand of chaotic hardcore. Think Botch, Converge, Cult Leader, Candy, et al. Their forthcoming EP sees the group roaming down new abrasive avenues, however, exploring the sounds of industrial metal, hip-hop and more. Titled Cut and Preserved, the mostly-remix EP is due out August 23rd via 6131 Records (you can pre-order it here) and features guest appearances by members of Street Sects, the Armed, and other similarly forward-thinking artists.
Today, Coarse have teamed with Revolver to unleash the music video for the cut "Untitled (Only Death Remix)" featuring Leo Ashline of Streets Sects. The clip — a gritty, glitchy urban nightmare — was created by Chariot of Black Moth.
"When Ryan and I started Coarse we pretty much made it clear that we weren't going to get too caught up in any specific niche, and I think collaborating with Street Sects on a heavier industrial/electronic track really exemplifies that," Gallagher comments of the song and video. "Everything they do with that project is really cool and is always changing and evolving, which is extremely inspiring.
"Visually, Coarse has always represented a hyperbolic dystopia that sometimes feels like the world we live in, but truthfully this dystopian world becomes realer and realer every day. I've always been a fan of jarring imagery shown at a rapid pace, because sometimes video doesn't need to follow a storyline, it can just be an expression of aesthetic. I gave Jakub, Chariot of Black Moth, a list of visual concepts and he absolutely destroyed it with the animations and the overall uneasiness of the video. This is best viewed with eye clamps, A Clockwork Orange–style." Do so above.