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Watch Iggy Pop Casually Eat a Hamburger in New Death Valley Girls Video

L.A. punks honor classic Andy Warhol short in clip for “Disaster (Is What We’re After)”

Los Angeles punks Death Valley Girls tasked Iggy Pop with eating a hamburger in the video for their new song, “Disaster (Is What We’re After).”

The Kansas Bowling-directed clip is a direct homage to a scene in Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth’s 1982 film, 66 Scenes of America, in which Andy Warhol eats a hamburger. Iggy Pop of course puts his own spin on the simple activity, nodding along to Death Valley Girls’ infectious rocker and even taking a healthy, low-carb approach halfway through when he discards one of the buns.

“We’re strong believers in opti-mysticism and connecting with people through rock n’ roll,” Death Valley Girls said of the video. “Having Iggy dig our music was more than amazing for us. When [director] Kansas told us she had a dream about recreating the ‘Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger’ short film but with Iggy starring for our music video, we were cautiously excited about the possibility. Next thing we know we’re in Miami with Iggy himself, and a rock n’ roll dream became reality!”

Death Valley Girls’ new album, Darkness Rains, comes out October 5th via Suicide Squeeze Records. The band’s last LP, Glow In the Dark, arrived in 2016.

Darkness Rains Track List

1. “More Dead”
2. “(One Less Thing) Before I Die”
3. “Disaster (Is What We’re After)”
4. “Unzip Your Forehead”
5. “Wear Black”
6. “Abre Camino”
7. “Born Again and Again”
8. “Street Justice”
9. “Occupation: Ghost Writer”
10. “TV in Jail on Mars”

Death Valley Girls Tour

August 26 – Long Beach, CA @ Happy Sundays (FREE)
September 13 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets (with L.A. Witch)
October 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (with Roky Erickson)
October 4 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport (with Roky Erickson)
October 5 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah (with Roky Erickson)
October 18 – Riverside, CA @ Aurea Vista
October 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
October 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
October 21 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
October 23 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
October 24 – Dallas, TX @ Regal Room
October 25 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
October 26 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone
October 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (with Gymshorts)
October 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (with Gymshorts)
November 1 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (with Gymshorts)
November 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester (with Gymshorts)
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx (with Gymshorts)
November 4 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (with Gymshorts)
November 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (with Gymshorts)
November 7 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge (with Gymshorts)
November 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (with Gymshorts)
November 9 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic (with Gymshorts)
November 11 – Chico, CA @ Duffy’s (with Gymshorts)
November 13 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (with Gymshorts)
November 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret (with Gymshorts)
November 15 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown (with Gymshorts)
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival
November 17 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks (with Gymshorts)
November 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (with Gymshorts)

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