Just in time for Halloween, “Zahmbies” by New York’s Bear Ceuse is a slightly political, mostly gory slacker jam. Link to the unlisted video is below, along with a bit more info.
“I love the Cranberries. But they gotta share a lil bit of the decomposed human leg they’ve been gnawing on for the past 20 years. That’s why we decided to write a politically charged anthem, combined with a dance routine, and the horror of the undead. Now excuse us while we feast on some thigh meat.” Cameron Matthews, Bear Ceuse
Director Kelly Reed had the wonderful idea to make ‘Zahmbies’ a little girl’s bad dream. From the makeup to masks, it really is a terrifying little mood piece.
Released last year, Bear Ceuse’s debut album Don Domestique is inspired by the ’90s hardcore sound of Chapel Hill, and focuses Matthews’ efforts on the home and the meaning of domesticity.
Since the album’s release the band have played the likes of SXSW and CMJ and recently played their biggest show to date at Music Hall of Williamsburg as well as the Converse Rubber Tracks event for Band Seed, a local non-profit that supplies inner city kids with rock instruments, lessons and music business classes.
The guys are about to head back into the studio over winter and and begin their self-produced follow-up to Don Domestique, in the pipeline for release in the autumn of 2015.
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