Fresh off a glowing New York Times review of their October CMJ performance, here’s a trippy new cartoon music video from Sacramento hardcore rockers Trash Talk.
Illustrated by former Bay Area artist Jay Howell (who also developed the characters for the Fox animated cartoon “Bob’s Burgers”), the violent, oddball Adult Swim-style video includes a back alley radioactive mushroom trip, a motorcycle wheelie on someone’s face, and plenty of blood as Trash Talk thrash about onstage.
In less than two minutes, the video pretty accurately captures the relentless punk energy of Trash Talk’s live show and their sense of humor (wait for the hilariously disgusting ending).
As for the song, “Slander” is a blistering, throat-ripping 58-second ode to positive thinking (“Line up and call me names / Come spit in my face / It doesn’t matter / I’m in a better place”) from their most recent 7-inch EP Awake, released on True Panther Sounds.
If you really love the video (or Jay Howell art), Trash Talk have collaborated with Creature Skateboards to release limited edition skate decks featuring art inspired by the “Slander” video.