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Brooklyn’s WORLD WAR IX carries the banner of vintage American punk music in the vein of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Murphy’s Law, doing so with their tongues firmly planted in cheek. Their lively songs are hook-riddled cautionary tales that get your fists pounding and your heart pumping.
On the heels of the release of their brand new 7 inch, No Room For Improvement, the band has dropped their first single, “Have You Seen My Drugs?” and it’s exactly the sort of angry fun that World War IX has built their name on!
“Have You Seen My Drugs?” is 96 seconds of punk rock energy injected with a fair dose of cynicism and sobering realities. The video clip is a whirlwind race around the house as a rather flustered man (played by the band’s guitarist Justin Melkman) seeks high and low for his drugs. With the guys of World War IX jammed in to provide the soundtrack, he tears the house apart – only to find his true drug after a gentle nudge from the band.
With a visual component that is refined and well executed, World War IX also ties together the video with the optics of their upcoming bio-comic Thank God It’s Monday. Director Johnny Celentano, never shy about being controversial, also adds in some provocative political commentary by way of mock newscasts to remind everyone that now is not a good time to lose their drugs!
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