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Clipping – Blood of the Fang

“Blood of the Fang” from There Existed an Addiction to Blood, out 10/18/19 Pre-Order: https://u.subpop.com/TEAABSPL

The “Blood of the Fang” video is inspired by a photo of Huey Newton — co-founder of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense — hand-cuffed to a hospital gurney while being treated for a gunshot wound in the abdomen after a gun battle with Oakland police in October 1967. The song itself is built around a sample from Sam Waymon’s score to the 1973 experimental vampire film ‘Ganja & Hess.’ Daveed Diggs’s lyrics conjure an alternate history of black political struggle in the 1960s and 70s, name-dropping radical activists and reimagining them as a pantheon of undead superheroes fighting against systems of oppression.

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