Mississauga, ON-based grammar-flouting punks Bike Thiefs are gearing up to unleash a new EP titled These Things Happen All the Time, but before it lands, Exclaim! has got the video premiere for "Redline" off of the forthcoming release.
Raised on a musical diet of the Pixies, hip-hop and stoner rock, the band's members were latecomers to the punk rock preachings of Black Flag and Fugazi, but that "ass-backwards introduction" has led them to their current incarnation — that is to say, making music that's a "weird fusion of noise and hooks and lyrics about financial planning."
You can hear it for yourself on the latest single "Redline," which tackles the ever-tough topics of breaking up and growing up. "The song's about trying deal with a breakup like an adult, taking responsibility, and generally being less of a prick than when you were younger," the band explained in a statement.
As for the video, it features performance footage of the band spliced with a particularly grown-up gentleman going about his daily routine of tai chi, breakfast, the newspaper and a bit too much medication.
Bike Thiefs' upcoming shows can be found below, and if you scroll past those dates, you can get the first look at the video for "Redline."
10/02 Toronto, ON – Old Laurel
10/09 Hamilton, ON – The Doors
10/10 London, ON – EVAC
10/15 Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
10/16 – TBA
10/17 Ottawa, ON – Ritual