At the end of last year, Western Mass hardcore act Hoax released the video for “Fantasy,” an uncharacteristically well-produced video, shot in Los Angeles and undoubtedly funded by Youth Attack Records owner Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Failures.) The video begins with images of downtown Los Angeles, highways and homeless shelters before the song begins—throaty vocals, furious bass lines—where the scene changes to each member of Hoax shaving their heads on top of an American flag, clothed in leather fetish fashion, forced into uncomfortable positions by some un-faced character. Here, the band is clearly playing with multiple meanings of fantasy: dealing with sex, nationalism/patriotism, and economic freedom: all ideas inherently American, all which inhabit a familial vocabulary.
“I will let you down”
The Icon and the Axe
Have A Nice Life
Have A Nice Life/The Icon and the Axe
Jim Morrison in a hotel room, circa 1967.
Bodiam Castle - Sussex
dolorvotre - brilliant brightness