The phrase ‘early exit’ is applicable to so many different social instances, but the one that particularly caught the attention of Los Angeles band Batwings Catwings was that of Kim Kardashian’s short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries. The song “Early Exit” was not written specifically for the ill-fated couple, but with the completion of the song occurring around the same time as the divorce, even singer Dana Poblete admits that it “almost feels like [they] wrote the song for Kim K and Hump!”
As seemed appropriate, although the song was originally just a b-side to last year’s “Radio” single, they felt they needed to make a video to expand upon this connection. The band then worked with cinematographer Satomi Sugiyami and Editor Angie Meng to create an appropriately lo-fi and DIY video that incorporates the sadness of their marriage (using actual footage) with the fun of the song itself (by including nicely cut together wild shots of the band’s electrifying performances). The result is a striking video that will keep you engrossed despite its simplicity.
Check out the video below. If you like the song you can grab the MP3 absolutely free beneath, and right at the bottom are some tour dates.
Batwings Catwings – “Early Exit”
03/10 Los Angeles, CA, Los Globos
03/24 Los Angeles, CA, The Smell
03/25 Palm Springs, CA, Epidemic Skate Shop*
03/26 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo^