NYC doom rock outfit Kings Destroy recently premiered the official video for their track “Smokey Robinson”, which is featured on their most recent self-titled LP, at Revolver. The live performance video was captured by Frank Huang at the band’s record release show earlier this year at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Vocalist Steve Murphy issued the following statement regarding the video:
“Our previous videos always had storylines so this time we bring you a live sampling of the band. It made sense to have it filmed at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York on our record release show because that place is home to us much like CBGB was home to our hardcore bands. The people at Saint Vitus have nurtured us from our early days. We also chose Frank Huang to produce it. Frank is in the process of documenting the heavy scene in NYC like no one else. His work is important and down the road it will be Frank who will be recognized for his tireless contribution to our scene. I did not tell the band that we were doing this video so it’s a true representation of Kings Destroy live. The words of the song have darker undertones about the problems we have with racial equality in our country. The words play off the more upbeat tempo of the song.”
Check out the video after the break along with the band’s upcoming show dates.
10/24/2015 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC, w/ Acid King, Demoneye
10/25/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY, w/ Acid King, Sanhedrin
10/27/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA, w/ Acid King, Heavy Temple
11/7/2015 Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY w/ Yob, Black Cobra