Clipping has delivered an official video for “Air ‘Em Out,” a highlight from the forthcoming Splendor & Misery, a Sci-Fi/dystopian concept album due out on CD/LP/DL/CASS September 9th worldwide through Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc.
The gravity-defying “Air ‘Em Out” visual was directed by returning director Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Work Work,” “Inside Out”) and stars Clipping frontman Daveed Diggs.
Lopez Estrada says of the clip, “I met with Clipping a few months ago to talk about potential ideas for this video and Jonathan half jokingly said that we should put Daveed in zero gravity. I emailed them back a few days later saying “I know you were kidding, but what if we do?” We then embarked on a wonderful creative journey of scrappy visual effect techniques and ended up with our own janky version of zero gravity, which turned up to be a pretty cool thing, I believe.”
Splendor & Misery is led by the highlights “Baby Don’t Sleep,” “A Better Place,” and the aforementioned “Air ‘Em Out,” was produced by the band, and mixed by Steve Kaplan in Los Angeles. The album announcement comes on the heels of the group’s just releasedWriggle EP.
Splendor & Misery is now available for preorder from Sub Pop [link here] and Deathbomb Arc [link here]. Preorders through Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). Additionally,Wriggle, the group’s surprise EP, is also available [link here].
Clipping’s current tour schedule in support of Wriggle and Splendor & Misery includes: A hometown release show on September 8th in Los Angeles at Highways Performance Space (with Busdriver and Pedestrian Deposit); September 11th at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; And September 30th in Los Angeles at the Smell with The Mae Shi (featuring that band’s original line-up). There will be more dates announced soon.
Sep. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Highways Performance Space*
Sep. 11 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Sep. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell (Benefit Show)
* w/ Busdriver, Pedestrian Deposit
** w/ The Mae Shi