A lot of people have been saying a lot of
here, we all agree -- there's
something special about these scummy Miami kids. They're not full-on lo-fi garage
revival; it's not total punk rock; the Daggers just are what they are. With songs both catchy and
creepy, Johnny Saraiva's vocals sound like his
name should be Jaime Morrison while the music is dark, looming, and doused with
just the right amount of bad acid.
Here's the latest video, for "King Corpse." The single came out
late last year on vinyl via Boca's Livid
Records. Update: the band has cut ties with the label. The video is beautifully shot -- it looks like it was mainly
filmed on the 14th Street corridor in Miami between Eve, Bar Black, and
the Vagabond. Those alleys, rarely explored during daylight hours, look extra grimy when the sun is out. It's
almost hard to tell this where hipsters go to black out.
directed by Matthew Prickett,
and the Daggers barely make an appearance in the video. We won't ruin the surprise,
but there are a couple of twists in the clip. Let's just say we saw the first
one coming and felt a little vindicated when we saw the second twist.
Here's to hoping they team up with Prickett when they make a video for "Pair of Lives" off of their new LP.