VIDEO PREMIERE: LOVEYDOVE “TOP STOP” (F. JOHN S. HALL OF KING MISSILE)
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L.A. duo LoveyDove (Azalia Snail and Dan West) are generally just as uplifting as the name would imply, but sometimes a band just can’t take it anymore. That fed-up feeling is what inspired this video for their anti-corporate anti-greed song “Top Stop,” which plays like the Dils or the Dead Kennedys ghostwriting for the Zombies and which looks like a PowerPoint presentation from some cusp-of-the-apocalypse movie circa 1999.
As the band explains, “Top Stop” “addresses the absolute atrocity of the modern worker vs their corporate overlords. In the hustle and bustle of trying to survive, there are those that pull us down, whilst those same money hoarders at the top are more than willing to step on whomever is in their way. Though LoveyDove would prefer to stay on the positive side of reflection, they felt that there was an interminable need to express this dilemma in song.”
“Top Stop” was produced by West and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering, and comes from LoveyDove’s last album ShowStopper on Records Ad Nauseum, and features not just the famous Hi-Speed Horns—who’ve worked with everyone from Pitbull to Poncho Sanchez—but longtime poetic wildman John S. Hall, who LoveyDove backed on his recent King Missile IV This Fuckin’ Guy album. (“To us, he is an absolute legend!” says the band.) Hall and King Missile will be playing Sat., May 11, at Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn, while LoveyDove will perform at Highland Park’s Hi Hat in May. (And you can also catch them DJing at the Freehand every so often, too.)