Chicago-based punk rockers The Peekaboos, have released their newest video for “The Quantifiable Song” from their 2016 album Help Stop Decay (which we so kindly reviewed for your reading pleasure). The ‘sledgehammer satire’ video is heavily inspired by John Carpenter films (Halloween, Christine) featuring laser gun battles, exploding Hitler-heads and pig puppetry. The video was made at Kildare Studios in conjunction with “NEW TRASH”.
The Peekaboos’ next performance will be on May 11th at Emporium Arcade Bar in Wicker Park. The night will also include performances by Candy Ambulance and Post Child.
Three summers after their debut release, The Peekaboos have graced audiences with their sophomore album Help Stop Decay. Like any great rock compilation, listeners’ ears are filled with a mix of anti-authoritative lyrics, colorful guitar riffs, punching drums and driving bass lines. Although the album will not officially be released until Saturday, September 17th via DZ Records and Dark Circles Records, it can be heard in its entirety via the bands’ Bandcamp page. Luckily for our readers, Listen Live and Local already took the liberty of listening to The Peekaboos’ latest endeavor and are happy to report the following:
Sit back and get ready to embrace life through a fool’s eyes. Our journey in Help Stop Decay begins with a minute-long piece of dissonance and gongs before bleeding into “Microcosm”, a melodically uplifting tune about, well, microcosms (sharing characteristics or being a part of something larger). It’s annoyingly catchy with lyrics reminding listeners how they’ll “never find the answer, and death will find [them] anyway” so you might as well go out and do shit.