Buñuel have shared the video for Killers Like Us album track “For The Cops“. An animated video mastered by Dimitris Armenakis, “For The Cops” is a reeling, nightmarish depiction of vocalist Eugene S. Robinson‘s stint in a jail cell.
Speaking of the song, vocalist Eugene S. Robinson says, “…life and its meandering crossroads saw me getting arrested for a charge of which, to quote Nick Cave, I was almost nearly wholly innocent. Apparently telling cops that your name is Abraham Lincoln IS a crime in America. False Information to a Police Officer. But that’s not was going on that day in the cell. That day in the cell I imagined I was being set up to be raped by being given clothes with no zippers that worked to keep them on. I also thought I’d be able to keep my own clothes. Which is where and when they found the knife I had not managed to tell them I had. If you’ve never been approached by men with nightsticks who are intent on beating you into compliance while you’ve been naked in a jail cell, you have not lived.”
“Going to jail, even for a single day, is to be weighed, in balance, for calculation that reveals the true essence of collective powers: extreme violence. So what was learned from being in jail, for even a single day? Extreme violence. Well that and a desire to stay out of jail. The video carries our intention well enough I believe. Without having to be there yourself. In regards to the video it really helped to have a genius like Armenakis both soften the story by animating it and in some/lots of ways make it more nightmarish. If that was even possible.”
Watch the video for “For The Cops” below:
Buñuel released their third album, Killers Like Us in February, via Profound Lore and La Tempesta International, and are now pleased to announce EU dates for the autumn.
13/10 – AmpliFest, Porto (PT)
14/10 – Bronson, Ravenna (IT)
15/10 – Spazzio 211, Torino (IT)
16/10 – Legend, Milano (IT)
17/10 – Cane, Genova (IT)
18/10 – La Cave 12, Geneve (CH)
19/10 – L’International, Paris (FR)
20/10 – Belvedere, Namur (BE)
21/10 – Soul Crusher, Nijmegen (NL)