Posted May 26, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

The Residents Team Up with Black Francis on Trippy New Music Video

Metal, Meat & Bone
Metal, Meat & Bone

For almost 50 years, the Residents have existed as one of rock’s most experimental acts. Dabbling in trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, and the band’s music videos can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. 

Earlier this year, the band reissued its 1988 album, God in 3 Persons. To celebrate the reissue, the group collaborated with video artist John Sanborn and created a major multimedia performance at the Museum of Modern Art.

In addition, the Residents are in the midst of finishing Metal, Meat & Bone — The Songs of Dyin’ Dog, a new album based on the newly discovered recordings of Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog. The release comes out on July 10.

Snow famously created his own reality and embraced his “unspoken rage and overpowering air of entitlement,” according to a press release about the album.

Before the debut performance of his 10-recorded demos on January 13, 1976, Snow vanished and was never to be heard from again. 

Last year, the Dyin’ Dog Demos resurfaced, and the Residents bring their interpretation of these long-lost songs to Metal, Meat & Bone. The album features 10 Dyin’ Dog demos, 10 interpretations of the demos by the Residents, and six new works inspired by Dyin’ Dog.

Black Francis of the Pixies is featured on the abrasive track “Die! Die! Die!,” for which the band has just released a trippy new music video.

In April of next year, the Residents will embark on a world tour in support of album, and the group will also revisit 1978’s Duck Stab as well. 


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