Watch RED FANG’s new video for “Blood Like Cream” on YouTube: . “Blood Like Cream” is the first single off the Portland-based rock group’s critically acclaimed third album WHALES AND LEECHES (Relapse). Look for the group to make their late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10 (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.”
For the clip, RED FANG re-teamed with director Whitey McConnaughy (Band Of Horses, Flogging Molly, Turbonegro) who created their popular videos for “Wires,” “Hank Is Dead” and “Prehistoric Dog.” Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Saturday Night Live”) also makes a cameo appearance in the clip.
“I love Red Fang and I had the best time doing the video,” says Fred Armisen. “It was fun for me to do and Whitey was a total pleasure to work with, too.”
“In keeping with a long tradition dating back to 2007, we have made another epic, hilarious video with Whitey McConnaughy, the content of which is completely unrelated to the lyrical content of the song,” explains the band’s bassist/vocalist AARON BEAM. “This song is about the stress of balancing a touring lifestyle with having a family back home, but who wants to see a video about that? BORING! Instead, we have a video featuring lots of blood, beer, and exercise–some of us did more running in this video that we’ve done the whole year to date. Also, Fred Armisen is in this one and he really steals the show. I thought I was a bad actor before, but after working with him, I see I cannot even qualify for such a high distinction as ‘bad.’ We hope everyone has as much fun watching it as we had making it!!”
Released October 15 on Relapse Records, WHALES AND LEECHES debuted at #66 on the Billboard Album Chart, marking the group’s highest sales week and first debut in the Top 200.
RED FANG–BRYAN GILES (Guitar/Vocals) AARON BEAM (Bass/Vocals) DAVID SULLIVAN (Guitar) JOHN SHERMAN (Drums)–are generating critical acclaim from SPIN, Revolver, Magnet, Alternative Press and more (soundbites below) for their new album which was produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixed by Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). Featuring such guests as Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), WHALES AND LEECHES propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of the heavy rock and metal elite.