Hot Snakes might be the kings of downstroke guitar tones, but as a great band that soldiers on, they’ve never really released bad music. From their early years to their last full length Jericho Sirens, they’ve given us all the rock and then some. When the band dropped a new single a couple of months back, we were happy for “Checkmate.” Now to make things better, they’ve dropped a video and it’s as odd as you’d want and expect.
Opening with the sparkle of John Reis’ guitar, the video utilizes iPads to showcase the members’ faces. Scuttling down a street, on a skillet and in the oven. The faces appear everywhere throughout a house before a LesPaul guitar takes a shower. The song, a raucous track is definitely a great stand alone, and the video seems to embody its tone as well.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song is available to purchase digitally directly from Sub Pop or from all digital outlets. It’s also available to stream on all streaming platforms. Hot Snakes are on tour beginning February 27 in Phoenix, AZ at The Rebel Lounge until March 12 in Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up. Their complete tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Rick Froberg.