If you call your band Fucked Up, include song lyrics like “Until we both ejaculate/ Ride the wave,” and have a frontman who has, on several occasions, body-slammed concertgoers, then you’re probably not in it to make people feel all warm and fuzzy.
Surprisingly, those sentiments will inevitably wash over you after watching the Toronto hardcore outfit’s new video for “The Art of Patrons”. On the surface, it appears to be just another “life on the road is boring and daunting” piece, with the slow-motion bits really dragging out the agony of it all. Yet for band leader Damian Abraham, the endless traveling and total isolation are worth it once he comes home to a mound of hugs and kisses from his wife and adorable children. I think my figurative ovaries just exploded.
Seriously, if this doesn’t make you want to weep openly with joy, then I’m coming to your house to smash light tubes over your head. Watch it below.