Mutant Academy’s Big Kahuna OG and Monday Night just released the Dead Already video from the January album Thug Tear. The SHEESH Network directed video features the Duo and fellow Scheme Team rapper 3wayslim showing their grit, with them rapping in front of abandoned buildings and the remnants of a parking station for the archaic Coliseum Uniglory freight containers; abandoned somewhere in RVA. The wasteland represents their reality “If niggas end up going to hell I hope the devil ready, nah I said living in hell, I guess I’m dead already.” They aren’t attempting trying to evoke hopelessness, but Monday Night’s hook is basically just letting people know that they have already been through hell coming up from the projects and it made them prepared for anything.
Director Unlucky Bastards, Editor Toby Bluntz, and analog aficionado vfx artist .oldneon all had differing ideas for the visuals and the final product took longer than they intended, but the final product was definitely worth the delay.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.