Danish electro-punk duo Reptile Youth has released a new video for single "Shooting Up Sunshine," the fourth in a series of videos previewing their forthcoming self-titled debut produced by Dave M. Allen (The Cure, Sisters of Mercy) and Marc Ralph (Hot Chip), to be released October 23, 2012 on hfn music (Kasper Bjørke).
Directed by Jacques magazine founder Jonathan Leder, "Shooting Up Sunshine," which features model Alyona Shishmareva, is about the intoxicating presence of endorphins.
Vocalist Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen says, "it's a song about being so overcome by happiness that it completely overshadows everything else in life. This is part of the addiction of our new generation who are obsessed with the feeling of being free to enjoy whatever whim they want at any given time."
Reptile Youth - Shooting Up Sunshine video:
Reptile Youth was founded in 2009 by vocalist Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and bassist Esben Valløe. Soon after its formation, the band toured extensively to rapturous acclaim.
In 2010 Reptile Youth completed the longest tour of China ever for a Danish act, and in 2011 the duo performed at Iceland Airwaves, Reeperbahn Festival, Unit Tokyo, and Roskilde festivals as the only band without an actual release.
The band plans to tour extensively throughout Europe and North America this fall and leading into early next year.
"...the renegades in Reptile Youth are energizing themselves into a sharp cocktail of frequent police threats and a musical horror vacui at every concert that makes everyone run amok. You would most definitely do the same." - VICE
Photo credit: Karen Rosetzsky