Against Me! wield lightsaber guitars against a Darth Vader-like sci-fi villain in their hilarious, low-budget “Crash” video. Decked out in glammy, Kiss-like face paint, the quartet jumps around the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia like caffeinated teenagers, as a solitary camera captures their movements in dizzying spins.
“This was one of the most difficult videos we’ve ever made because it was filmed in outer space,” drummer Atom Willard joked in a statement about the Jason Thrasher-directed clip. “The time it took to get there alone was enough to make some bands back down from the challenge, but we really believed it was the only way to fully realize our vision.”
“What happened to us?/ What happened to something that never was?” Laura Jane Grace asks on the anthemic power-pop track, which highlights the band’s upcoming seventh LP, Shape Shift With Me, out September 16th.
The LP, which explores “relationships from a trans perspective,” is a “loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator.”