Last year Hot Snakes decided to drop a song off of a very limited edition tour seven inch. The song was “Checkmate” and in case you saw their European tour, you didn’t pick up the seven inch. While “Checkmate” was the A-side, the B-side wasn’t made available until now. Complete with a new video that a “trip” the song is ready to stream and purchase today on Bandcamp.
The black and white video features children playing, plenty of skateboarding and of course some paper for the tongue. The song itself has plenty of throttled energy, offering a sound that stays within the down tuned sound of the band while staying snappy. Even the vocals head a bit away from what you’re used to, yet it works and works well here.
View the video above or check it out on YouTube. Stream the song or purchase it from Bandamp via Sub Pop Records if you’re down.
Image Credits: Photos by Derek Rathbun.