If there’s one thing you need to make a priority of in your life, it should be seeing Animals As Leaders perform live. I saw them this past summer on The Summer Slaughter Tour, and it might just be the greatest musical performance I’ve ever witnessed. My only critique on the self-titled debut is the sterile production doesn’t really give the life that the music craves and deserves. In a live setting, the music explodes like an aural fireworks show. “oooooh”s and “aaaah”s throughout the whole set, guaranteed.

But if you’ve missed your chance at seeing the band perform live, then here’s the next best thing–a visually stunning performance video of the song “CAFO,” streaming now at Guitar World. The video certainly looks amazing, but I’m not quite sure what I’m looking at between the performance shots. Some sort of alien? I don’t know, and I really don’t care. Tosin Abasi’s playing guitar, so shut up and watch.

Animals as Leaders are currently on tour with Circa Survive and Dredg. Remaining tour dates are after the jump.

11/10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/13 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
11/14 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
11/17 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze On The West Bank
11/18 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
11/19 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/20 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/21 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
11/23 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/24 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
11/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/28 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/30 Indianapolis, IN- The Earth House*
12/2 Omaha, NE- The Waiting Room*
12/5 Sparks, NV- The Alley*

* = headline show


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