· By John Frazier
Giants Chair Debut Politically-Charged New Video "Russian Racehorse"
Veteran Kansas City post-hardcore/emo greats Giants Chair are premiering the video for "Russian Racehorse" on BrooklynVegan. The song appears on the band's latest full-length Prefabylon which is available everywhere now.
Of the politically-charged track and video, frontman Scott Hobart shares, "As a middle-aged, white, midwestern guy writing songs, I’ve generally left ‘protest’ lyrics of any real political or religious specificity to the professionals. What do I really have to say that isn’t already being voiced more eloquently by sharper folks? Or maybe I just didn’t have the balls. But, as the ignorance and arrogance of the Trump era woke me to new, more dangerous levels of reckless absurdity every day, I finally reached the point - maybe the obligation - that I needed to express my frustration in some way, if only for myself. I like metaphors because I think they let language do more work as they encourage more engagement on the part of the listener, so I didn’t feel the need to name names in the song. I guess it’s about politics as religion and the frenzied futility of human beings telling themselves they have it together in the face of the unfathomable universe."