PREMIERE: Deep State Bridge the Generational Gap in “Son” Video

The jangly Georgia fourpiece soundtracks intergenerational naps in a new video probably not inspired by Harmony Korine.

It’s not quite that new Beach Bum trailer, but the latest video from Athens, Georgia’s Deep State—and the latest sample of their forthcoming third album, The Path to Fast Oblivion—is a candid look at the regional quirks of the Southeastern U.S. In contrast with Harmony Korine’s chaotic evil, as well as the punk fourpiece’s own fuzzy noise, the Ethan Payne–directed footage “Son” is set to tells the story of a millennial spending a day indulging in the hobbies (and outfits) of a septuagenarian.

The inherent desire to instill wisdom into someone younger on one hand could be helpful,” explains vocalist Taylor Chmura of the video, “while, on the other hand, it could be selfish. If the elder is inspired by a void in themselves, let’s consider it misguided.” Hence the band’s adherence to the raucous energy bestowed upon them by fellow Georgians Black Lips. As strained as such generational divides may be, though, the deadpan shots of wordless intergenerational comradery are entirely relatable. “Alternatives, mundanities, and side roads…often these are the bonds between generations.”

The Path to Fast Oblivion is out February 1 via Friendship Fever.


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