Chain & the Gang’s tongue-in-cheek anti-gentrification ditty “Devitalize” now has an appropriately punk-rock video.
In it, Betsy Wright (Ex Hex), Francy Graham (Dudes), and Anna Nxsty (Olivia Neutron-John) join Chain & the Gang’s Ian Svenonius in a low-budget tour through urban decay. Everyone is wearing chains, fake-looking fur, and denim vests as footage of impoverished, boarded-up and industrial landscapes roll by in the background. “Rip! Bite! Shred! Tear! Just about everywhere,” Svenonius sneers.
“Devitalize” will be released on Chain & the Gang’s “Minimum Rock N Roll,” out May 6 on Svenonius’ Radical Elite label. It’s the band’s fourth (!) LP.