Ever since our feature on the band last month, it's been hard to stop listening to Speedy Ortiz's new album Foil Deer. It's no easy feat to pick a favorite track, but "Raising the Skate" is definitely in the running, and now it's got a slightly twisted video to match its knocking-down-the-doors attitude. Sadie Dupuis, the band's leader, gave The FADER some backstory for the track back in February, saying, "It's crazy frustrating seeing women and girls, myself included, put in positions in which they have to shirk credit for their talent or otherwise risk getting dissed as overbearing and bitchy. Being 'the bigger person' and letting others' petulant behavior slide doesn't always make you feel big. Sometimes you have to respect yourself by telling a toxic hanger-on to get lost." Check out the clip above.
Watch The Eerie Video For Speedy Ortiz’s “Raising the Skate”
Things get a little weird for the Boston band in the clip for the feminist single.
Photographer Harry Gould Harvey IV
May 14, 2015