Portland rockers RED FANG add to their canon of comedic clips, debuting the video for “Cut It Short. Watch the full video at this location.
Whitey McConnaughy directed the clip, continuing the partnership that birthed videos for “Wires,” “Prehistoric Dog,” “Hank Is Dead” and most recently “Shadows” (https://youtu.be/cnhCxVy5pfs). In the “Cut It Short” video, McConnaughy explores the inner dynamics of touring bands with hilarious accuracy.
Red Fang commented on the video: “Hey! We made a new video with our buddy Whitey, the director of such hits as “Prehistoric Dog,” “Wires,” “Hank is Dead,” and “The Big Lebowski.” It’s a real hoot of a riot! Come inside, where you will discover that after 12 years of being crammed in a van together, it is remarkable how little we get on each other’s nerves, push each other’s buttons, do anything annoying, bicker, or really ever fight at all! We especially don’t throw guitars and cymbals at each other because that would be wrong.”
Red Fang play one more North American date (May 26 at the Modified Ghost Festival II) before heading to Europe for a month of shows. The band resurfaces at Bumbershoot in September followed by a performance at Crucial Fest.
RED FANG Tour Dates:
May 19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range 2017
May 26 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival II
Jun 10 Guildford, UK The Boileroom
Jun 11 Donnington, UK Download Festival
Jun 12 Lille, FR L’Aeronef
Jun 14 Orleans, FR Astrolabe
Jun 15 Lyon, FR Epicerie Moderne
Jun 16 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jun 17 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting 2017
Jun 19 Berlin, DE Lido
Jun 20 Vienna, AT Flex
Jun 21 Orfu, HU Fishing On Orfu
Jun 23 Saarbrucken, DE Saarmageddon Festival
Jun 24 Scheessel, DE Hurricane Festival
Jun 25 Neuhausen, DE Southside Festiva
Jun 27 Prague, CZ 02 Arena Prague
Jun 28 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Fest 2017
Jun 29 Nimjegen, NL Doornroosje
Jul 01 Pratteln, CH Fuzz Jam
Jul 02 Padova, IT Parco della Musica
Jul 03 Milan, IT Carroponte
Jul 05 Biarritz, FR Atabel
Jul 06 Viverio, ES Resurrection Festival
Jul 08 Barcelona, ES Razzamatazz 2
Jul 09 Ile du Gaou, FR Pointu Festival
Sep 01 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sep 02 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest
The Portland–based rock band worked with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) and mixer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) on the 10-song album. “We wanted to leave Portland so we could be a little more immersed in the process, instead of having to think about going to get groceries and stuff,” explained Aaron Beam in a recent Revolver interview of working at Ross Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio.
In the week’s leading up to Only Ghosts’ release, the Portland-based rock band have also created a tremendously clever video about wronged comic book collectors seeking Predator-style vengeance (“Shadows”: https://youtu.be/cnhCxVy5pfs), partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a tour only blend dubbed “The Deep” after the song of the same name and lent their music to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s retro pinball machine, The Can Crusher. The band recently held a “Shadows” inspired Coloring Book contest sponsored with Indie Merch Store and New Noise Magazine. View all entries at http://redfang.net/coloringbook.
Nerdist dubbed Only Ghosts a “supremely excellent new album” while Metal Sucks offered, “…with Only Ghosts, they’ve delivered their freshest set of jams yet. On this new album, Red Fang are executing their songwriting at a deadly precision: their melodies are hookier, their compositions perfectly tweaked, their dual-throaty-vocal layers reaching an artful tier not really seen in the genre since Blood Mountain.”