Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Five Knives, 'Speakerboxx' [Fresh Vid]

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

You know how, back in the mid-20th century, everyone was obsessed with the future? They were constantly postulating and prognosticating about what the 21st century would bring — flying cars, teleportation, silver jumpsuits for all and, yes, music made entirely with electronic instruments. I wonder if anyone could have foreseen the existence of a band like Five Knives. Likely not, considering that hip-hop and punk rock — the two genres name-dropped by Five Knives frontwoman Anna Worstell (formerly of The Worsties) in the chorus of "Speakerboxx" — were themselves a couple of decades off. I can't say that there's anything particularly punk rock about Five Knives, though I will say they're clearly going for the whole hip-hop-swagger-embedded-in-electro-pop thing with their aesthetic. Truth be told, "Speakerboxx" sounds to me like a nursery rhyme run through a Pitchfork filter. But hey, I like Outkast references, presuming that the title is an intentional Outkast reference.

Anyway, look how professional that video looks! Directed by Will Holland, DPed by Dave Ogle, edited by Ryan Kendrick and produced by Nathan Barlow, it certainly looks like a the video from a band that lists "MIA, Sleigh Bells, Justice, NERO, Skrillex" in the "Sounds Like" portion of their Reverb Nation page. And because why not, see a video of Worstell's old band The Worsties opening for Kid Rock and Bon Jovi at Soldier Field back in 2010.

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