TURDUS MUSICUS HAVE A SNOWBALLUS FIGHTUS MAXIMUS
I’d never heard of Turdus Musicus before reader Paulo Velasquez sent in a link to their new video for “Riot at the Velvet Jones,” but I’m quickly realizing my egregious oversight, as their Wiki page claims they “have played in China and USA many times.” Alrighty then. These Norwegians take their main musical cues from Refused, which is alright by me since I happen to love Refused, Refused aren’t making any new music right now, and not very many bands ape Refused. They’re pretty good! Their silly-sounding name, by the way, is actually the former scientific designation for the bird we call the Redwing.
Here’s their latest video. The “band playing in the snow” theme is something that hasn’t been done a whole lot (it’s certainly been done, but I can’t recall any specific instances), but the whole snowball fight thing hasn’t ever been done in a music video (that I can remember). So, bonus points for that on top of a killer tune.