New York City math-grind trio Thin are delivering a double shot of spastic grindcore with their newest video for the songs “Excavate” and “Din,” off of this year’s Dawn EP. Despite their sub-two-minute combined length, the two songs are enough to rouse you from your Monday morning stupor by way of blast beats, feedback, dizzying riffs and crazed vocals.
The visual side, directed by Heavy Heavy Low Low’s Robbie Smith, gets personal, addressing childhood trauma and the emotional turmoil that follows.
“The songs, Excavate’ and ‘Din’ attempt to reconstruct early childhood memories of Santa Fe, NM, to give context to the pain and confusion of losing an estranged father,” Thin tell Decibel. “Music video creator Robbie Smith amplifies the sonic chaos and emotional turmoil of the tracks with unsettling, cinematic visuals, producing a cathartic, multi-sensory assault on the audience.”