The Video for Chat Pile’s “Cut” is a “Little Prairie Nightmare Fantasy”
For the noise rock quartet Chat Pile, the experience of living in the midwest must be fucking brutal. At least that’s the vibe I got while watching the music video for their latest single, “Cut.” Featuring more grainy footage than a Blair Witch sequel and enough fuzzy, lo-fi tones to make you think your sound system’s busted, Chat Pile’s latest is a dismal, gloomy piece of music that’s got a tense, yet evil streak to it.
The new track is part of a split EP they’re doing with Kansas City’s Nerver titled Brothers in Christ. The split EP is coming out on April 14 via Reptilian Records and The Ghost Is Clear Records.
Speaking of the music video in particular Chat Pile bassist Stin said it was director Will Mecca’s vision that really tied the project together.
“We knew we’d be in very good hands having Will Mecca impress his vision upon our track. Will’s been documenting the Southern Plains punk, metal, DIY and underground scenes on archaic and obsolete formats for a decade now. He perfectly encapsulated the general malaise that comes from living in this part of the country while imbuing it with a little prairie nightmare fantasy.”
Though the split EP isn’t out for another 10 days, you can preorder your copy either through Reptilian Records or through The Ghost Is Clear Records today.
Along with the new track and music video, it should be mentioned that Chat Pile will be performing at the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands later this month, with the current plan being to cross the Atlantic again to tour the U.K. this August.
You can check out those dates and venue listings below the video.
Chat Pile Tour Dates
Apr 22 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
Aug 14 – London, UK @ The Dome
Aug 15 – London, UK @ The Dome
Aug 17 – Bristol, UK @ Arctangent Festival
Aug 18 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Aug 19 – Glasgow, UK @ Core. Festival