PREMIERE: Animal Lover Rattle Your Bones in “Nathan’s Nitrates”

From the Minneapolis trio's album, Stay Alive, out now via Forward Records.

The Twin Cities trio Animal Lover released their debut Stay Alive in September, but they’ve hardly slowed down since. The band recently wrapped an eleven-city tour through the Midwest and East Coast yet still managed to release a video to accompany their single “Nathan’s Nitrates,” an instrumental and percussion-based track. The song is an excellent indication of what Animal Lovers do well: raw complexity folded into experimental minimalism and post-punk spaces.

The video, which we are excited to premiere today, is a collage of science-meets-art-inspired images doused in static and neon that instills a sense a urgency and a little bit of anxiety. The track’s rumbling percussion carries you through the panic and safely sets you down as the opening quatrain of William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence flashes on the screen:

To see a world in a grain of sand,

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.

“Nathan’s Nitrates” is well-suited for Blake’s metaphor: something small can make way for a billion new images and sounds.

You can check out the thought-inducing video for “Nathan’s Nitrates” below.

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