NOPES release ‘Lithium Hop’ video from new album “Djörk”

premiere bloodthirsty gangster cartoon video
‘Lithium Hop’
from forthcoming album

NOPES ‘Lithium Hop’ taken from “Djörk”
NOPES have premiered a smashing gangster cartoon video for their track ‘Lithium Hop’, taken from the US noise punks’ forthcoming album “Djörk” which is slated for release on January 29.
The ‘Lithium Hop’ clip is now available for immediate publication via this YouTubelink:

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NOPES comment: “Great sleep isn’t a common thing on tour, so we’ve spent many nights watching everything from ‘Killer Klowns’ to whatever’s on Adult Swim to help keep us sane”, relates vocalist Alex Petralia about ‘Lithium Hop’. “Ironically, Ellen and I also used to do a ‘Weakly Comic’ strip about 10 years ago, and always meant to do something more with animation. We just never had the time to sit down and learn it. We’ve always been big cartoon and animation fans. Since lockdown started back in March of last year, I figured it was finally time. I started teaching myself from videos online, and created GarbageSale Cartoons (ig: @garbagesale4life). I spent the rest of last year working with fellow Bay Area musicians Elyse Schrock (BLUES LAWYER, THE WORLD) and Richard Alex Olsen (VENKMAN, HEAW) to create a ‘Kablam for Adults’ type of shorts show called ‘Flippin in the Dark’. When it came time to do videos for DJÖRK, production options were limited with all the lockdown in CA. After having Dan do our ‘Pocket Square Motherfucker’ video, we decided an animation would be a good idea for a video. This particular song, ‘Lithium Hop’ is pretty wacky and noisily chaotic, so we figured, it would be a good fit for the animated video idea. The ‘Lithium Hop’ music video is a bit of an homage to the wackiness of our favorite Adult Swim stuff (i.e. Superjail, Eric Andre), with some Lovecraftian monsters, and some other fun easter eggs thrown in there. If you look closely enough, you’ll see an animated Nick Logan on there. He’s the guy who was smoking on our front cover for ‘Never Heard of It’, and on the back cover for ‘Fun Limbo’. Still smoking in this cartoon, but not in real life fortunately.”

NOPES album cover "Djörk"
1. Pocket Square Motherfucker
2. Smile Room
3. Under the Leather
4. Make a Long Gory Wart
5. Lithium Hop
6. Drink the Cat
7. No Doze
8. Reprieve
9. Hihg
10. Needle Swallow
11. Amber Is the Color of Your Alert
12. Son of Sam’s Club
13. Synonym for Defeat
NOPES by Andrew Zhou
Angst-fueled punk ‘n’ roll band NOPES return with their third head-butting album “Djörk”, which shows the Bay Area foursome more than ready to bury one of the most disastrous years in recent memory in a cacophony of disaffection and feedback.

Bristling with angular riffs and glass-cutting hooks, “Djörk” is as unapologetically weird as it is offensively loud and noisy. True to their punk roots, NOPES bristle lyrically against work, class divisions, and the gentrifying soullessness of city life as youthful dreams are mercilessly stripped away.

Completed during the band’s pandemic hibernation, “Djörk” offers 13 compact blasts of raw snarl shot through with rock and noise credentials. It calls to mind fellow punk emissaries DRIVE LIKE JEHU and THE BRONX, while still maintaining NOPES‘ signature assault on the genre’s boundaries.

Release date: January 29th

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Available formats
Digisleeve CD
Limited edition clear vinyl with oxblood marbling

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Magnetic Eye Records is a boutique label presenting beautifully-designed and curated records from artists across the spectrum of heavy music. Dedicated to presenting new talent and established names in doom, psychedelia, classic and stoner rock, we take pride in contributing to the legacy of the almighty riff. Reflecting this, our “Redux” series honors landmark albums from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Helmet and Pink Floyd, re-imagined for MER by the likes of Matt Pike, Mark Lanegan, Pallbearer, The Melvins and Zakk Wylde, and is as critical to our identity as our roster of ambitious up-and-coming acts like WhiteNails, Leather Lung and Caustic Casanova. Magnetic Eye Records is part of the independent media group SPKR.
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