In just a few short weeks since the announcement of their debut album, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra have proven they are much more than a rock super-group. With just over a month to the September 23 release date of their BROKEN LINES record, GTO are sharing a striking visual for the project’s punishing lead track, Crucifixion.
The video for the song will undoubtedly strike a nerve with viewers in light of recent events. With the help of director Oleg Rooz the video makes a statement with its fast-cut clips of GTO’s impassioned performance of Crucifixion interwoven with footage of historical events that transformed society. From political protests to Hitler and Fidel Castro speeches, war zones, riots, and more, the poetry in the visuals juxtaposed with the urgency of GTO’s manic music and William DuVall’s lyrics, “I swear by the light you tried to snuff out in my soul that I will one day see you hanging from the cross you built for me,” illicit a profound emotional response.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will make their live debut at Reading and Leeds in the UK and will play a number of dates in the US toward the end of 2016. Each member will be on tour with his ‘other band’ throughout the summer and fall – with Alice In Chains hitting the road alongside Guns N Roses and headlining in North America through October, Dillinger Escape Plan playing dates in August throughout the US, and Mastodon performing abroad this summer.
BROKEN LINES is available for pre-order at iTunes.
The band has put together a PledgeMusic campaign to celebrate the launch of the album. Limited edition items and experiences, including autographed signature series guitars and lyric sheets will be available for pledges. Visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/