Brooklynite noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers are back with a video for the blistering track “And I’m Up”, off their 2012 album Worship. The video, directed by frontman Oliver Ackermann’s animator brother Karl, features a series of toys getting burned, blown up, and run over. The director explained his take on the song and idea for the video:

For me “And I’m Up” is about coming of age. Burning toys seemed like it’d be an apt metaphor, fun and easy to shoot, and cool to look at. My idea was to create what I called an Action Figure Destruction Derby, an ultraviolent toy commercial, a non-CGI Toy Story 4: Battle Royale.

Watch A Place To Bury Strangers’ video for “And I’m Up” below, and be sure to catch the band’s November 7th gig at The Independent.

A Place To Bury Strangers, Bleeding Raindbow
The Independent
November 7, 2012
8:00pm, $15