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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Seattle band Naked Giants have dropped the music video for their latest single, High School (Don’t Like Them). The video, directed by the band, was shot during quarantine and depicts the band going back to school before the video transforms into a claymation set.

The track is from their upcoming album, The Shadow, set for release next month. The album was produced by Chris Funk of the The Decemberists and is the follow up to their debut album, SLUFF.

The band have teased the new record is set to be “much more honest album than SLUFF — we’ve come to realise that the path to becoming a better person and bringing positivity into the world isn’t always linear, and there’s a lot of growth in taking an honest look at the ‘shadow-y’ parts of life. Whether it’s personal anxiety and depression or collective guilt and trauma, there’s always a part of yourself that’s hard to confront and understand. But The Shadow is all about facing that darkness and having the strength to bring it into the light.”

Made up of Grant Mullen, Gianni Aiello and Henry LaVallee, Naked Giants were named Seattle’s best live band by The Seattle Times in 2018, with Rolling Stone naming them one of the “30 Best Artists We Saw” at SXSW in 2018.

The Shadow will be available across digital platforms, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl on August 21. Watch the clip for High School (Don't Like Them) below!


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