About This Video
|#1 Hits||District Menagerie||Beast Simone|
|Band Seeking||Communist BBQ||Moving Gaza|
|DIY||MK Ultra||Ritchie Valens|
To fully grasp Exit Clov's mash-up of musical genres, take a listen to Respond Respond's kick-off track "DIY." A violin plays the opening riff, synchronized vocals anchor the chorus, and 80s-sounding keyboards harmonize atop the violin during a Nintendo-sounding solo break.
Just when you think the song is over, the band launches into a percussion interlude. Whistles blow, cymbals crash, and cowbells boink in polyrhythmic precision. Then Exit Clov flies into the solo section again, with Aaron Leeder's electric guitar joining the keyboard/violin mix. The chorus resurfaces, jabbing its hook-laden melodies into the listener's eardrums, and then it's over. Bam. Just like that. Four minutes of foot-thumping, genre-jumping music. And if you think it sounds great on record, you should hear it live.