TEKE::TEKE – Hoppe [Music Video]

Today the Montreal-based band TEKE::TEKE dropped the music video for Hoppe.
The fourth and final single is taken from their upcoming second album called Hagata which comes out this Friday via Kill Rocks Star.
Now this is the track I want to hear from the band with their fun raucous psych experimental and surf punk-rock music.

About the track:
Guitarist Sei Nakauchi Pelletier explains, “I always thought of ‘Hoppe’ as having a bit of a 90’s vibe, maybe the Fugazi in me (but with Maya’s delirious tale about an old man who’s cheeks fall off after eating a rice cake… ha, ha) so we tried to simply capture the raw and punk energy of the song and keep the camera moving, with a fish-eye type lens.”
Shot and edited by the band, the video displays the group’s signature visual blend of live action and animation as previously explored in the videos for singles “Garakuta” and “Gotoku Lemon.”

The track itself explores the more aggressive post-punk edges of TEKE::TEKE’s sound with cutting guitars and horn arrangements while lyrically, vocalist Maya Kuroki spins one of her signature kafkaesque fables.

Featuring men emerging from mysterious foods, it concludes with the stark admonishment: “There’s no such thing as “Forever”, that’s the way it is / A broken illusion eats up the earth completely.”
Though as enigmatic as ever, the band encases this message within a raucous romp complete with stabbing staccato rhythm and a wild, surfy guitar solo.
Hoppe gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.