Pulling at the threads of the iconic, Death Valley Girls are after disaster — or at least so says their latest track “Disaster (Is What We’re After)”. The track is brazen and raucous, holding a heavy dose of feedback within strong melodies and a beat with a resounding clapping effect. It’s gritty, but it’s danceable — almost demandingly so, as seen in the accompanying video.
Iggy Pop is the sole star of the clip, and with a mundanity that reminds one of sitting across from a friend in a burger chain, unwraps and enjoys a burger while bobbing along to the rock music that encompasses him. In an homage to Andy Warhol’s 66 Scenes of America (complete with a lookalike set and the same costume), Pop relishes in the minute. When the chaotic horns finish up at the end of the track, he slates for the camera — as though we didn’t know.
“Disaster (Is What We’re After)” is an almost anthemic romp with a steady video that is strangely addictive. Hit the replay button or head out for a burger: both are perfectly acceptable reactions.