Destruction has never been so catchy, as proven by Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band in their video for “Cheer For Fate”. The song, as noted in my review of their self titled Dead Oceans LP, the song originated from the group’s debut, Weepy EP.
I hailed “Cheer For Fate” as perhaps the most unique and catchy tune on the EP and that status carried over onto Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. The video finds Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band destroying material possessions and destructing the interior of a house.
The result makes it one of the best videos so far this year; from the old film used to their indie-pop attire, this video is quite nontraditional. Yet it fits perfectly with the Seattle band’s song. Summation: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is one of the hottest bands out there today.
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band heads out on a West Coast tour this week with Cursive. Check the Pacific Northwest dates; it all kicks off tonight in Seattle.
6/23 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
6/24 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
6/26 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
6/27 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
6/29 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Cheer For Fate [mp3]
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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Anchors Dropped [mp3]
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