danny denial keeps making punk alienation into art

October 28, 2019
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Since having our minds (and eardrums) blown by Danny Denial‘s vicious and visceral DEATHHEADS U.S.A. visual EP last year, we’ve been hungry for more of the gothic-tinged queercore that the hard-working Seattle punk serves up. So we’re proud to bring you a double premiere: the video to the icy track, “Am i cool enough for your love,” and the raw new single “White tears fake queers.” (Side Note: is it possible to have a better song title than “White tears fake queers?” Gauntlet thrown.)

The two releases, both taken from Danny’s forthcoming new album, showcase their talent for making alienation into an art-form. Their music often explores the intersections of race and sexuality, in a scene that considers itself radical but routinely coddles white supremacists and sexual predators. Between the disorienting and sometimes euphoric video, and the frantic jagged-edged single, the two tracks cover a wide range of emotions. Fittingly, Danny describes the album as “very much about extremes — how self-perception can lead to narcissism and confusion in a way that’s both manic and depressive.”

They continue: “The video is also the first in a series of seven, in an effort to create a visual of what an infinite identity crisis looks like, and I’m really excited about the artists/bands featured on these songs. I’m also working on a separate 30-minute short film called CONDiTiONER (with the director of this video Leo Ramos) to tie it all together when the album is out next summer.”

Keep up with all of Danny Denial’s projects on their Instagram.