Muzz, the new project of Paul Banks (Interpol), Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman), and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), are putting out their self-titled debut album next Friday, June 5, and today they give us one final preview with “Knuckleduster”. The video is a sort of unplanned sequel to their excellent clip for “Red Western Sky”, which was shot at the American Treasure Tour Museum. Banks says:
“While we were shooting the video for ‘Red Western Sky’ at the American Treasure Tour facility, we discovered this great space underneath the museum. Unplanned, we quickly set up and started filming again – capturing the video for ‘Knuckleduster’ on the same day.“
While perhaps the video for “Knuckleduster” is not as eye-catching as the one that came before, it is musically the most boisterous and expansive we have yet heard Muzz be. It starts with a fragile lamentation from Banks, but it doesn’t take long for his two allies to catch up alongside him, and together they gallop with unbridled gusto into a satisfying and layered rock song.