Published Aug 17, 2017Miracle Drug released How Much Is Enough a month ago digitally, with vinyl and CD arriving just last week. Answering their own question, simply providing audio wasn't enough for these Louisville, KY hardcore lifers, as they've now returned with a new video.
"Grudge" is the second clip for the album, but this one was directed by the owner of the label who released it: Andrew Kline of WAR Records (who also plays guitar in Strife). The hyper-stylized clip focuses on the band playing, reduced to halftones instead of in full-colour, with some clips interspersed of a girl running and ultimately smashing the TV in which the band's jam session is occurring. The type of TV (think one of those clunky boxes sitting in the guest room at your grandparents' house) is certainly apt, with the sound approximating when the best hardcore came from DC back in the 1980s — but Miracle Drug's sound is anything but dated.
The message is also timeless. Miracle Drug vocalist Brick reveals, "I have always wanted the people who have wronged me to fully pay for the pain that they have caused me. I have always cringed at the thought of their lack of suffering. For years I would hold onto this grudge until it became an outdated obsession that was eating at my own personal progression and peace. I am to release, forgive, and move beyond daily."
Whether you've got a grudge to give up or not, check out the video in the player below.