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Video: White Wives – “Hungry Ghost” (CoS Premiere)

on November 18, 2011, 1:42pm

happeners Video: White Wives   “Hungry Ghost” (CoS Premiere)

Small mouths, bloated bellies, thin necks. No, this is not a description of our high school prom dates but of the fabled hungry ghost, a supernatural being often filled with more desire than one could possibly consume. Completely driven by unfulfilled cravings, they want nothing more than satisfaction that’s never quite enough. Sound familiar? Pittsburgh-based White Wives dive head first into this age-old yet always relevant theme in their video for “Hungry Ghost”, a garage-punk/alt-rock anthem that serves as the third track off their debut LP, Happeners.

The video, directed by Peter Iannacchione, switches between a high-energy performance and behind-the-scenes footage of the band on tour, highlighting the raw intensity of the group and their bond as a collection of old friends (White Wives features Chris # 2 and Chris Head from Anti-Flag, alongside members of American Armada and Dandelion Snow). The video, much like the song and album, features various allusions to past political or philosophical texts, such as Ayn Rand and The Voice of Reason.

Peep the video below (or head over to Cluster 1). Then, be sure to check out the dates for White Wives’ first-ever U.S. tour just beneath the video. Happeners is out now via Adeline Records.

White Wives 2011 Tour Dates:
11/19 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s ! # @
11/20 – New York, NY @ Culture Fix $
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen %
12/02 – Omaha, NB @ The Commons % ^ *
12/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater %
12/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
12/05 – Boise, ID @ Shredder % ~ + &
12/06 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive %
12/07 – Portland, OR @ Rotture % <
12/08 – Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland % > /
12/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Sub-Mission Art Space %
12/10 – TBA %
12/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %
12/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar %
12/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
12/14 – Oklahoma City, OK
12/15 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
12/16 – Memphis, TN @ Escape Alley Sundry
12/17 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse AA BB CC
12/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ DD EE FF
12/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
12/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
12/21 – Washington, DC @ DC9

! = !Attention!
# = Brutal Youth
@ = Dead Weights
$ = Beast Make Bomb
% = KOJI
^ = Farewell To Freeway
* = Brighter Than A Thousand
~ = Red Hands Black Feet
+ =The Green Zoo
< = Lost City
> = Our Devices
/ = Codex Red
& = Michael Limbert
AA = Truth Inside
BB = Frames
CC = The Fourth Estate
DD = Rebels & Rogues
EE = Destin For Florida
FF = The Pinz


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