Tunic Are Green Screens in Their Flashy Video for New Single “You’re a Bug”

The Winnipeg-based noise-punks’ latest LP Quitter arrives October 15.

It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re familiar with the band Tunic, you know what to expect from any new music from the Winnipeg duo: no-frills, in-your-face noise-punk that could probably be classified as screamo if David Schellenberg’s vocals were just a little higher-pitched. It’s a winning formula that’s kept Converge in business for a few decades now, and which similarly makes each new single that trickles out from the Tunic camp—most of which were compiled on this past April’s massive Exhaling collection—an event to look forward to.

With the band’s new LP Quitter set for release in exactly two weeks, the duo is sharing another new single today, which arrives with a strobing video featuring Schellenberg and cohort Dan Unger belting out lyrics while slathered in green paint, which serves as a green screen for flashing animation. Imagine A Scanner Darkly’s scramble suit on a DIY budget, or if they hadn’t had the patience to rotoscope it.

“The song ‘You’re a Bug’ is the oldest song on Quitter,” Schellenberg explains. “I wrote the bassline and the lyrics on the last night of our first-ever European tour in early 2018 and I knew I had something that I was excited to work on once we got home. The video was very fun and quick to make—we just went to [director Ryan Steel]’s apartment, painted our faces green, and jumped in front of his green screen and then he worked his magic.”

Check out the video below, and pre-order the LP via Artoffact Records here.


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