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ÖTZI: Dark Post-Punk Trio Premieres Video of “Hounds”

ÖTZI: Dark Post-Punk Trio Premieres Video of “Hounds”

OtziIn anticipation of their upcoming European Superstition Tour, the Oakland, California based post-punk group Ötzi has just released a new video. Out of the tour’s 14 cities, one highly anticipated destination is the popular Return to the Batcave Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, where Ötzi will be playing alongside classic headliners Pink Turns Blue and Screaming Dead, as well as American contemporaries Bootblacks and more. “Bat-Cave Productions put out our Ghosts album in Europe, so we’ve been talking with them about playing this fest for over a year,” says Ötzi drummer Gina Marie“We’re beyond excited.” Other highlights include a Barcelona show with Endora y sus Vicios and Malefxio.

They’re equally thrilled with their haunting new video, “Hounds”, a track from their 2017 debut album, Ghosts. The video depicts a solitary girl playing with imaginary friends, interspersed with footage of the group members paying homage to Hecate, the ancient goddess of night, witchcraft and crossroads. “The song is about the discovery of personal power, exemplified by the goddess Hecate,” explains Ötzi bassist Akiko Sampson, who wrote the lyrics and directed the video. “In the video, I wanted to explore power and powerlessness in feminine roles. The childlike main character survives neglect with her imagination and hope. But in the end, she stops waiting—for love, for respect, for acceptance. She moves forward and determines her own fate.” The video also introduces Ötzi’s newest member, guitarist K. Dylan Edrich.

In preparation for their tour, Ötzi is also releasing a new, limited edition tape of four tracks entitled “Part Time Punks Sessions”, a Peel Sessions-style EP culled from tracks recorded and archived by the Part Time Punks club night and KXLU radio show in Los Angeles. The EP will be available first only at Superstition Tour shows. In addition to the new workings of known Ötzi songs, it will also include the brand-new single“Ballad of Oiwa”.