Watch The Bots Devour The Internet In Their “All I Really Want” Video
The group takes punk velocity and rips it through the ether.
Velocity was a big part of punk's sound and attitude when it first started, with groups battling to reach higher tempos in the service of musical transgression. These days intense speed has become more normalized, but it's altogether something different than what first gen punks dealt with: of course, I'm talking about the internet. FADER Label's The Bots have tapped into this weird, new kind of social intensity with their video for "All I Really Want" by making their song a "BotsFeed" list and pulling the viewer through a rapidly-consumed scan of it. Punk rock forms a kind of perfect counterpart to being caught in a listicle serotonin trance, it turns out. Indeed, Wired seems to agree, calling the LA punk duo's video "the Internettiest Music Video That Ever Internetted." Check it out above.