from Stereogum

This week we’ve got new videos from Times New Viking, The Chap, Matt & Kim, and As I Lay Dying. A lot of this week’s videos are pretty violent. And usually it’s the band’s members getting beaten up. In the Esben and the Witch video the violence is only implied, in As I Lay Dying the band get kidnapped and executed by terrorists or Mexican drug gangs or the FCC. Matt and Kim’s video shows the pair beating each other up. It’s a little off-putting, especially since these two often have shit-eating grins on their faces while playing, being interviewed, or being photographed. It makes me think this is some very real rage getting worked out. Or maybe they just love to suffer in their art.