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See Rising Post-Hardcore Act Caracara's Heartrending New "Evil" Performance Video

Philadelphia outfit debuts cathartic new visual for 'Summer Megalith' cut, newly remastered by Will Yip

Intensity can come from unexpected places, and Caracara's video for "Evil" shows this in spades. Caracara is a band out of Philadelphia that play an eclectic blend of post-hardcore, indie and post-rock that coalesces into one beautifully powerful mix. Last year, they released Summer Megalith, which contained a spectrum of all sorts of rock that could be beautiful or aggressive depending on where the song was at.

The band caught the attention of producer Will Yip (whose credits include Code Orange, Turnstile, Title Fight, Circa Survive) who signed the band to his label Memory Music. "Their live shows, like the core of their songs, are just huge and inspiring, with an energy that is so unique to them," says Yip. "We're going to do something special together."

The video for "Evil" features a newly remastered version of the song by Yip, and captures that energy, creating a mix of performance footage of the band in a small room with illustrations that flash by the screen. The song throws listeners in for a major misdirect, with a vulnerable, tender beginning segment. The song picks up pace, each hit on the guitar adding in further emotion while a backing chorus helps the band. It brings to mind bands like the Antlers or American Football.

As singer William Lindsay begins to sound distressed in his voice, the song picks up in anger, stomping further towards a crescendo of power that brings them closer to bands like Thursday or Thrice in their dreamiest, completing the spectrum of feeling with the song's conclusion.