"Eaten By Worms" - Nothing [YouTube Official Music Video]

Justine Souchack

by Justine Souchack

Published March 30, 2016

Philadelphia shoegaze band Nothing go on a surreal trip in the music video for their song, "Eaten By Worms." Watch above.

"Eaten By Worms" is a grim tune with transparent lyrics and intense guitar riffs. The song features dreamy vocals sung over a subtle piano, heavy bass, and powerful drums.

Frontman Dominic Palermo spoke with Rolling Stone about the track's dark meaning, "The song is very much about being in pain and dancing with the feverish curiosity of whether this life is any more significant then what comes after or what came before... It's very much about letting go."

The music video, which was co-directed by Kevin Haus and Dominic himself, discovers the mysterious path of the moments between life and death and features an unlikely appearance from The King of Pop. Dominic explained how a personal experience became the inspiration for video's plot:

Kevin and I began to develop a story around these concepts. Kevin was interested in writing something about how we're all connected by the tragic in life and our inherent need to make sense of it all. We talked about an incident I had in Oakland and common experiences of being in the hospital on demerol, morphine, anesthesia, anxiety meds and a host of other painkillers. I was basically taking the same medication cocktail that killed Michael Jackson. We immediately latched on to MJ's mythological, Hermes-like being and his obsession with lost youth and Peter Pan, as well as the tragedy of his own life. Our take was that from tragedy arises this simple innocent that's led into the unknown.

Nothing put out their breakthrough album, Guilty of Everything, in 2014. The follow-up, Tired of Everything, is scheduled for release on May 13, 2016. "Eaten By Worms" is the second single we've heard from the album, following "Vertigo Flowers."

Pick up Tired of Everything on Relapse Records' website.

For Nothing's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: Relapse Records YouTube

Alt Rock Indie-Rock Shoegaze
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