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Video Premiere: "Hot Eyes" by El No

14 March 2022

El No – Photo Credit: Craigo Nichols

Texas/Ohio’s El No, who released their debut LP, Nothing Is Possible, on April 1, 2021, are already back with the album’s follow up, Hoodlums. Today, the Big Takeover has the pleasure of premiering the video for one of the tunes from the new record, “Hot Eyes.”

Bursting with kaleidoscopic colors and distortion, the trippy video is pure DIY din.

Offering a little more focus and hocus pocus on this one, the group boasts that it is heavy on mid-‘80s “hood culture” energy.

El No, who will release Hoodlums via Howdy Mouse Records, and is preparing to do some touring and festivals this year.

Craigo [Nichols] made the ‘Hot Eyes’ video with footage from a recent show in Columbus, Ohio,” guitarist Nate Farley told the Big Takeover. “The song was written and recorded in one day, and was the final piece we were waiting on to finish off Hoodlums.

Check out the video here:

Born and raised during the apocalypse of 2020, El No began as a collaboration between Farley (Guided By Voices, the Amps, Robthebank, the Breeders) and Nichols (Bellringer, Fur Coats, Dumbell, Shesus). With roots in the Dayton, Ohio, music scene, they are now both ex-pats living in Columbus, Ohio; and Austin, Texas, respectively. For Hoodlums, the group has expanded their ranks and are now a four-piece with the addition of Ohioans Jamy Holliday and Duane Hart.

For more on El No, check out their Facebook and Bandcamp pages.