A GOOD ROGERING have released their video for their song “Systematic Paralysis” via The Pit. The song is from the band’s upcoming album of the same name which will be released this spring.
Systematic Paralysis is Part 2 of the combined single, “Face Value”, released in late 2021. The video connects the two music tracks. It begins with the closing riff of its predecessor but switches from the “Breaking News” imagery on television to the perspective of a near catatonic consumer who is receiving a steady stream of mind-numbing propaganda. When the recipient tries to break free from the psychological grip of the TV screen an even greater hell ensues. The attempted departure leads the protagonist down a rabbit hole of sardonic terror, as masked villains restrain and torture their captive with sadistic glee. A metaphor, masked beneath the visual absurdity, toes a line between comedy and caution, as if Quentin Tarantino shot a music video for Aldous Huxley. Whether construed as ridiculous hilarity or a darker form of satire, the video provides an entertaining visual to coincide with the heavy-hitting riffs and thought provoking lyrics of the bands’ latest single.
A GOOD ROGERING is:
Skunk Manhattan: Vocals & Guitar
Tim Driscoll: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Sammiard Alvarado: Bass
John Takanikos: Keys & Backing Vocals
Rom Gov: Drums