Look out! Richmond’s good-timing surf rock-and-roll mainstays, The Milkstains, have released a new video in anticipation of their new album, Punch the Sky.
The track, “Young Scum,” featuring drummer Raphael Katchinoff on vocals, came off late into a session at the beloved Virginia Moonwalker with Russell Lacy last year.
The hook-laden song revels both lyrically and melodically in that lighthearted, singularly springtime feeling of goofing off with those friends that keep you young.
Director Sam Roots (.oldneon, Satellite Syndicate) reflects on that feeling with plenty of green-screen antics: wrestling, karaoke, dance parties and movie nights are woven through scenes of the band cartoonishly mugging with their respective instruments.
Singer/guitarist John Sizemore notes that the band was drawn to Roots’s signature style: visual quirks like digital distortion, VHS glitches, and TV static used to humorous effect.
This combined with bassist Gabe Lopez’s obsession with all things green-screen translates perfectly into a raucous introduction to the album’s second single.
For three minutes, at least, you’ll feel like you’re at the party.
The rest of Punch the Sky will be released on cassette by Trrrash Records on June 19th.
The Milkstains perform tonight at Strange Matter with Mike Watt & The Tom and Jerry Show and Bucket at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $12 advance // $15 at the door. For more information visit the event page.