New York punk rockers Cerebral Ballzy have released a new video for their single "City's Girl." Set in Manhattan's downtown, the video feels authentically vintage, shot in a shaky black and white aesthetic aimed at capturing the edge of an area otherwise known for losing its grit through the years. Frontman and video director Honor Titus tells Rolling Stone that the video is "a time capsule capturing the fleeting beauty and twisted innocence of living in the city." Titus lists the French New Wave as a directing influence, explaining his want to create a tone of "lackadaisical cool." Interestingly, Julian Casablancas is featured in the video, palling around with the band members in various apartments and pizza shops.
"City's Girl" is a straightforward punk song, with a quick, loud drum beat and a simple rhythm of power chords. Titus has an off-key vocal style reminiscent of the Ramones, pulling all of the instruments together to form a two-minute sonic punch in the gut.
Source: Rolling Stone