Video Premiere: Amusement – ‘Walk Out To Sink’

Portland, Oregon, post post punks Amusement share their video for "Walk Out To Sink."

In November, Portland, Oregon’s Amusement released the Walk Out To Sink (via Extinction Burst) and Dead On The Inside (via Council Records) EPs. The EP featured incredibly compelling and competent songwriting, which is honestly no surprise considering members of the band have also performed with From Ashes Rise, Artic Flowers, and Deathreat.

Amusement play a melodic, hook-driven style of music akin to bands like Leatherface, Seaweed, Pegboy, or Dinosaur Jr., and the passionate vocals heave forth relevant lyrics that are firmly rooted in the foundations of hardcore.

Today the band share the video for “Walk Out To Sink,” which might be an unlikely choice for a summer anthem given the band’s description.

Vocalist John Wilkerson says, “‘Walk Out To Sink’ is a song that scrapes at the feeling of disappointment. A hot, sweaty beach, overcrowded … sun beating down. Not what you remembered. Trying to paint loneliness and isolation in a really hot, uncomfortable way. I think we all have that moment where something was once really amazing, and upon revisiting, lost its sheen. This song sounds like the beach, sunshine, all-American riffs … just bright. So, of course, let’s make it dark and gloomy in lyrical content! Sunburn manifested as a song.”

Later this year, the band will release another EP via Dirt Cult Records. Then, Summer Darling Tapes will release a 12-inch collection of the EPs (including the band’s cover of Dinosaur Jr.’s “Budge”).

Photo by D.H. Plank

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