We’ve teamed up with rockers Spirit Animal to bring you the exclusive music video premiere of “Big Bad Road Dog”, which comes from their EP World War IV. The video, which was directed by Shal Ngo and features renowned fighters Moe Diesel, Anne Lieberman, Erik Somwaru, and Graham Friedman, shows the band in a barn, each bloodied and beaten, trying to make their way through several masked and armed fighters.
Vocalist Steve Cooper tells BD:
Making this video was one of the coolest experiences of our career because we were able to live out childhood dreams that we didn’t even know we had. Growing up, a lot of kids idolize movie stars, enjoy play-fighting, and are drawn to toy weapons, but unless you decide to become an actor you don’t explore the possibility of actually making an action film. Even as artists who have released some pretty wild videos and are constantly challenging ourselves in terms of character and concept development, we don’t walk around every day thinking, “I can’t wait to get put in a chokehold by a Muay Thai champion,” or, “when is the next time I’m going to pretend to beat someone to a bloody pulp?” This video let us realize those fantasies without having to spend our entire lives striving for them. We gave the director (Shal Ngo from Acres) a few references, explained the premise of the song as “a fun carnival of death” …and voilà!!! We’re movie stars.
With elements of Wrong Turn, Mad Max, The Walking Dead and a pure, good ol’ fashioned 80’s beat ’em up, “Big Bad Road Dog” is one helluva video that I am stoked to be premiering!
12/2 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
12/4 — Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
12/5 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
12/6 — Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
12/7 — Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival Room
12/8 — St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill (Duck Room)
12/9 — Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
12/10 — St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
12/11 — Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12/14 — Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12/15 — Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
12/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory