king parrot dead end

The Shining scared the shit out of me as a child. Jack Torrance wasn’t like the monsters I’d seen in Alien and Nightmare On Elm Street — he was far too human. So, I’m always appreciative of a good Shining reference and ‘Dead End‘, the new video from Aussie mentalists King Parrot, twists the classic tale into a thrashy, humour-ridden, beer-shotgunning party. It’s as great as it sounds:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8dmG3vUbw&w=560]

Dead End‘ is taken from their 2012 release Bite Your Head Off, but I caught on quite late and only got to listen last year so here’s to hoping they’re still hard at work on the follow up.

And if you’re in the US, try and catch the band on their upcoming tour that spans March and April — there’s shows with Cattle Decapitation and Vattnet Viskar so expect some eclectic line-ups to follow around this band of merry men. The dates are as follows:

KING PARROT + CATTLE DECAPITATION
3/07 VENTURA, CA – THE STAR PALACE
3/08 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – THE WHISKY
3/09 LA JOLLA, CA – PORTERS PUB

KING PARROT + LOCAL SUPPORT
3/10 PHOENIX, AZ – JOE’S GROTTO

KING PARROT + VATTNET VISKAR + VAPORIZER
3/12 FORT WORTH, TX – TOMCATS WEST
3/13 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW FESTIVAL
3/14 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW FESTIVAL
3/15 AUSTIN, TX – SXSW FESTIVAL
3/16 HOUSTON, TX – MANGO’S
3/17 BATON ROUGE, LA – MUD & WATER
3/18 NEW ORLEANS, LA – SIBERIA
3/19 ATLANTA, GA – DRUNKEN UNICORN
3/20 TAMPA, FL – THE ORPHEUM
3/21 LONGWOOD, FL – HOODIE’S
3/22 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – THE STANDARD
3/23 MIAMI, FL – CHURCHILL’S PUB
3/25 CHARLOTTE, NC – THE CHOP SHOP
3/26 RICHMOND, VA – STRANGE MATTER
3/27 BALTIMORE, MD – METRO GALLERY
3/29 WORCESTER, MA – RALPH’S
3/30 NEW YORK, NY – SAINT VITUS BAR
3/31 BURLINGTON, VT – NECTARS

KING PARROT + VATTNET VISKAR
4/01 MONTREAL, QB – IL MOTORE
4/02 ROCHESTER, NY – BUG JAR
4/03 TORONTO, ON – HARD LUCK
4/04 COLUMBUS, OH – KOBO LIVE
4/08 CHICAGO, IL – REGGIE’S
4/09 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – TRIPLE ROCK
4/10 LAWRENCE, KS – REPLAY LOUNGE
4/11 DENVER, CO – MARQUIS THEATER
4/12 SALT LAKE CITY – BURT’S TIKI LOUNGE
4/13 BOISE, ID – THE SHREDDER
4/14 VANCOUVER, BC – ELECTRIC OWL
4/15 SEATTLE, WA – EL CORAZON
4/16 PORTLAND, OR – ROTTURE
4/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THEE PARKSIDE
4/20 SAN DIEGO, CA – SODA BAR

Now do me a favour and dick off.

– DL

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