Drag queens, blasphemous imagery and a mystery Hunter S. Thompson figure with a cigarette: these are the key ingredients in the spectacularly surreal new video from Los Angeles’ Glaare. The suy track is called “Terminator 2”, with absolutely no discernible visual reference to the film—despite the album’s lyrical themes orbiting the apocalyptic film’s psychological motifs.
“Terminator 2” is the third release from Glaare’s sophomore album Your Hellbound Heart, marrying dark post-punk with gothic vocals from frontwoman Rachael Pierce, darkwave synth, and a dash of menacing, psychedelic spice. Its accompanying video, directed by Brandon Pierce and Brain Sowell, unfurls an unhinged, slow-motion psychedelic nightmare better compared to a late 60s B-movie, Soft Cell’s infamous Sex Dwarf, and Darren Aronofsky.
Glaare originated as the brainchild of Rachael Pierce, Brandon Pierce, and Cameron Carlin, but has since undergone a few lineup changes since Carlin left to pursue a solo career. Rex Elle later came in, first on bass and synth and currently, guitar, while Marisa Prietto (Wax Idols; Bizou) was brought in to fulfill live bass and backing vocals.
Your Hellbound Heart is out now via Weyrd Son Records. You can order vinyl, CD and merch below at their Bandcamp here:
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