Exclusive Video Premiere: 'Void Ripper,' Infinity Shred

John Taylor

ABOVE: INFINITY SHRED


The story is simple enough: a guy walks into a bar, gets his ass kicked, returns with a hunting rifle, and kills everyone.

Enter the world of New York's Infinity Shred, an alternate universe where nighttime is all but eternal; vest-hugging greasers with a penchant for fingerless gloves nestle in seedy dive bars; jarring spurts of extreme violence flash suddenly and without warning—the soundtrack, a warm wash of twinkling synths straight from the school of dream-pop pioneers M83 and Chromatics.

 

"Void Ripper," which we're pleased to debut, adopts a number of stylistic and thematic cues from Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. Whereas Refn's take on blood-soaked, neon-tinged nostalgia is virtually humorless, Infinity Shred wisely knows when wink at the audience. "The video tells a simple, but dark revenge story that turned out way more brutal than we were expecting," says band member Damon Hardjowirogo. "But we ended up falling in love with how much it contrasted with the upbeat nature of the song."


INFINITY SHRED'S DEBUT LP, SANCTUARY, IS DUE OUT THIS SEPTEMBER. FOR MORE ON THE BAND, VISIT ITS WEBSITE.

 

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