Retox Freaks Out Arachnophobes In “Without Money, We’d Be Rich” Video

As we’ve mentioned previously, Retox has delivered a new album. Beneath California dropped on February 10th, via Epitaph, and alongside the album’s release, the band also freaked out thousands of arachnophobes with their video for “Without Money, We’d Be Rich.” The video captures kids in the Philippines having some spider-fighting fun in a local cemetery.

Band founder, Justin Pearson, commented on the meaning behind the song and video to Fader:

The meaning or concept behind the song comes from the idea that change comes one funeral at a time. As the world is constantly presenting changes that can and cannot be avoided, some of us will adapt and some of us die. The idea behind the video draws in elements that are unsettling to some, but also shows a way of life in the world, as well as a landscape that a lot of people do not see or even care about, specifically Westerners, or some of the 1%, and even others who are submerged in apathy and ignorance.

The video’s director, Dennis Bersales, also said:

In the Philippines, spiders are routinely captured during mating season. These captured spiders are then made to fight each other, often times the fights are wagered upon. This past time is enjoyed by kids and adults alike. This is just one of the many quirks of the Philippines that I have been trying to share in my work these past few years.

Beneath California is available for purchase on MP3 and vinyl.

Beneath California Track List:

1. Die In Your Own Cathedral
2. We Know Who’s The Prick
3. The Savior, The Swear Word
4. Let’s Not Keep In Touch
5. Disappointing Grade
6. The Inevitable End
7. This Should Hurt A Little Bit
8. Death Will Change Your Life
9. Without Money, We’d All Be Rich
10. You’re Only A Crook If You Get Caught
11. Wooden Nickels
12. Strong Wrong Opinion

Retox Tour Dates:

Feb 10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Feb 11 Tempe, AZ – 51 West
Feb 12 Las Cruces, NM – Trainyard
Feb 13 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Feb 14 Austin, TX – Red 7
Feb 15 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Feb 17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Feb 18 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Feb 19 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Feb 20 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Feb 21 Brooklyn – NY – St Vitus
Feb 22 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
Feb 24 Montreal, Quebec – Turbo Haus
Feb 25 Toronto, Ontario – The Cave @ Lee’s Palace
Feb 26 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Feb 27 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Feb 28 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
Mar 01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Mar 02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Mar 03 Kansas City – Minibar
Mar 04 Denver, CO – High Dive
Mar 05 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
Mar 06 Boise, ID – The Shredder
Mar 07 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
Mar 08 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
Mar 09 Oakland, CA – Metro Oakland Operahouse
Mar 10 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos

Rock Hard \m/

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