PREMIERE: Devon Kay & the Solutions Try to Shake the Cops in “Anything at All” Video
The Chicago ska ensemble do an anti-authoritarian take on Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” visual.
Seems like we’re finally all comfortable admitting that ska actually totally shreds after a few decades of ironic references to checkered pants and earnest love for a very select few songs from the early Tony Hawk games. But Devon Kay & the Solutions have been here for it all along, with a budding passion for the genre on their 2013 debut Losing It developing into a full-on celebration of brassy punk on Yes, I Can’t, their follow-up released earlier this year.
Today the six-piece is sharing a brand new single “Anything at All,” a proud descendent of Goldfinger, Suicide Machines, and a pixelated Rune Glifberg Christ-Airring over an indisposed taxi. The promising look at what 2020 has in store for Kay and co. also comes with a playful video documenting a run-in with the Chicago Police Department, told through the iconic cue card lyrics of Bob Dylan and a bit of the physical comedy of Benny Hill.
“‘Anything at All’ was recorded immediately after we finished our last record, Yes, I Can’t,” Kay explains of the song’s origin. “It was the beginning of us experimenting with an expanded sound that we feature on our next record. It’s also the first time we’ve recorded something with our brand new six-piece lineup. It’s written about a time in my life when everyone was fighting for some reason. Managing relationships while everyone is tense can make opening a pickle jar in your home a fight, not the coolest time to be alive but I think it’s a killer tune!”
Watch the video, and browse upcoming tour dates, below.