The trip rock band gP. from Oakland, CA released their single “Fangs Out” and an animated music video to go with it on March 22nd. The song is the third single from the band’s upcoming EP ‘sexindustryfolklore’. The song premiered on GroundSounds.com and features Matt Fazzi (Taking Back Sunday and Rare Futures), who provided additional guitars, vocals, and synth. “Fangs Out” is a tribute to the warrior and explores the often hostile masculinity within its archetype. It was inspired by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette’s book ‘King Warrior Magician Lover’.
Listen to “Fangs Out” here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2v8iKHpZ3AwqcyvpmWcd2D
About the band’s first animated video, vocalist Justin Bonifacio stated:
“Our buddies in New Language put out a great music video for their song ‘Bail Me Out’ and we really loved the raw animation style, so they referred us to the artist and we sent him our concept for this song. I’m an enormous admirer of Japanese culture and cinema and I wanted a traditional washi (rice paper) look to the animation.”
About the single, vocalist Justin Bonifacio stated:
“It’s my take on repressed masculinity. Like all repressed archetypes, it goes underground, eventually to resurface in the form of emotional and physical violence. I found myself succeeding and failing time and time again throughout my life and battled approaching the masculinity throughout in a healthy and mature way. Success and failure became more troublesome when the struggle to win became the sole purpose of my life. “Fangs Out” is about waiting and sacrificing to make that one chess move that simply defines, but not necessarily wins the entire game, without letting your actions be overdone, or dramatic for the sake of drama. The warrior never acts to reassure himself that he is as potent as he hopes he is.”
The band released their first album ‘Destroy, So as to Build’ in 2017 and a self-titled EP in 2018. They have accumulated over a million streams on Spotify. They have been added to a variety of Spotify Playlists including AltPress Discover, Totally Alternative, New Noise, The Scene, and more. They also recently completed a tour along the west coast with Alive In Barcelona.
Photo Credit: Tatiana Torres