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The LaFontaines Conquers The Art Of Multi-Badassery In “Release the Hounds”

Rock, rap, and rob at the same time.

Photo: Ryan Johnston. Courtesy of LAB Records

Photo: Ryan Johnston. Courtesy of LAB Records

Glasgow quartet, The LaFontaines, knows how to juggle different arts of badasseries in their new video “Release the Hounds” where we see the four dudes pulling a Robin Hood-esque mission as they rock and rap interchangeably. The video is definitely a political/economical statement…so no, they don’t casually go around robbing the 1% and squeezing $$$ into your doorsteps. But they do possess the finesse in wounding up rap into a rock arena, crafting a frictionless dynamic between the two:

“As much as the video has a poke at Trump himself, we are really using his face as a symbol; a signifier of a wider issue.  The change between the dancers faces and the Trump masks are there to symbolise people’s inability to see through the media and PR smoke screens, which distract them from the real issues.” shared the frontman Kerr Okan. The LaFontaines were formed back in 2010 and gained wide success for their dexterity in assembling rock with rap. Their latest record, Class, came out back in 2015. They haven’t announced any tour dates yet, so we suggest you to go stalk them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter…maybe they will be delivering $$$ to your doorsteps (they charge delivery fee though).

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