We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of NEEDS’ music video for their song “Everybody Makes Me Steaks” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Limitations, which is scheduled to be released on June 22. 2018 through File Under: Music. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented:
‘Steaks’ started off as a poem. We wanted to make a different sounding song in the vein of TV Freaks. There’s a reference to Agate Beach which is in northern California where we stopped on the way down the first time. The title is a reference to my first ever solo exhibition where I presented London Drugs contact sheets blown up and encased in lucite. on the opposite wall I wrote ‘Everybody Makes me Steaks.’ it was meant to defy the dominant narrative of Vancouver school photography that looks for the ‘perfect photograph.’ By showing the contact prints you could see all of my mistakes as well as the process. The song is rich in visual narrative and I wanted to complement that with an homage to 90s shoegaze videos, but, as with everything we do, we wanted to keep it light, event though it’s basically a song about how much my body hurts all the time.
About the band:
Understanding one’s limitations and working to transcend them is a path to progress. Vancouver’s NEEDS are back with their sophomore album Limitations, taking all of the concerns that come with a second offering and turning them into a hardcore blast of self-reflection. New single “Everybody Makes Me Steaks” straddles the line between punk sing along and the more ferocious nature the band is known for. The song starts as a freight train, catapulting itself into reckless abandon while vocalist Sean Orr hovers over the scene, concluding with primal roars as the band evolves in an abrasive technicolour dream. Explosive, but also strangely infectious once you get past the layers of sludge, distortion, and fuzz, “Every Makes Me Steaks” is glorious slab of highly amplified rock.
Recorded at Rain City Studios with Jesse Gander (Baptists, Japandroids, ANCIIENTS), Limitations takes their diverse set of influences (ranging from Metz to Protomartyr, Pissed Jeans to Nation of Ulysses) and filters them through their furious sound machine, resulting in a punishing yet coherent whole that manages to find the balance between the thoughtful lyrics of vocalist Sean Orr and the insane antics that make up their live show.