Monster Magnet Delivers Animated Awesomeness In “The Duke” [VIDEO]

2013 saw the release of Monster Magnet‘s latest album, Last Patrol. Now comes Milking the Stars, a reimagining of Last Patrol. Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrol has become a staple in the Monster Magnet discography.

Milking the Stars will be released November 17th, on Napalm Records. Today, Monster Magnet has released the amazing animated video for the song “The Duke.” No doubt the visuals will have you thinking back to A Scanner Darkly or ever more recently as Sin City. The band worked with acclaimed director Phil Mucci (Pig Destroyer, Opeth, Stone Sour) on the video, and today it is receiving its exclusive premiere on Brooklyn Vegan and via Invisible Oranges. But since you’re here, you can just watch it in the player above.

Lead vocalist, Dave Wyndorf about the video:

When I was a kid I’d sit in my room with my eyes closed, listening to albums and dreaming up spectacular images and stories to go along with the music. Ah, nothing beats youthful imagination.

Fast forward to today and Monster Magnet has done plenty of music videos and try as I have, none of them ever replicated that particular hallucinatory fever that gripped me when I was young. That is until now. Phil Mucci has captured the ‘science fiction noir’ elements of Last Patrol and Milking The Stars and mainlined them into ‘The Duke.’ And I didn’t have to do anything but provide the music and make a few notes. Oh, and have a few (extremely enjoyable) conversations with him on the phone.

Mr. Mucci gets it. And the fact he’s so talented means we all get to enjoy this bad-ass piece of ‘fever dream pulp cinema.’ Something tells me Phil used to listen to albums with his eyes closed when he was a kid too!

Milking the Stars Track Listing:

1. Let the Circus Burn
2. Mindless Ones ’68
3. No Paradise For Me
4. End of Time (B-3)
5. Milking the Stars
6. Hellelujah (Fuzz And Swamp)
7. I Live Behind The Clouds (Roughed Up And Slightly Spaced)
8. Goliath Returns
9. Stay Tuned (Even Sadder)
10. The Duke (Full On Drums ‘N Wah)
11. Last Patrol (Live)
12. Three Kingfishers (Live)

Rock Hard \m/

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