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Posted January 22, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Synths + Guitars
 
 

Premiere: The Great Dictators – “Killing Fields”


Releasing today is the nostalgic music video for “Killing Fields,” the track from Copenhagen-based rock trio The Great Dictators. “We’ve just entered The Roaring Twenties 2.0 so we thought it was appropriate to put together pieces from the past and Western culture,” explains director Auto Slug Lizard Gag. Comprised of footage from the first half of the 20th century, the retrospective video for “Killing Fields” proves an apt accompaniment to the track’s electronic rock sound, with grainy guitars and Dragut Lugalzagosi’s nonchalant vocals combining with buzzing synths for a past-meets-present feel.

The Great Dictators will release a new album, One Eye Opener, on April 17th via Celebration Records. Referenced inspirations include Leonard Cohen, The Psychedelic Furs, Kraftwerk and the ambient works of Brian Eno. Look for two singles — “Play Dead Together” and “Creep for Life’ — to release in the coming months, prior to the album.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].