Take a quick detour from the work day to the riff-filled land, courtesy of Raleigh, North Carolina trio Crystal Spiders. The trio, which features founding Corrosion of Conformity bassist/singer Mike Dean on lead guitar and production, released their second LP, Morieris, last month. Clocking in at eight tracks, the album sits at the crossroads of stoner metal, doom and heavy psych and emerges from a thick cloud of smoke.
Today, Crystal Spiders share the video for “Harness,” the third track on Morieris, via Decibel. The video is just as psychedelic as the song, ending up in full-on sci-fi territory by the end of its runtime.
“‘Harness’ is loosely inspired by the myth of the fall of Phaeton, a parable to mediate conflicting desires to admire and resist figures of authority,” explains Crystal Spiders bassist/vocalist Brenna Leath. “It’s about the rush and a crash resulting from a prideful desperation to wield power. I love that myth because it feels so inevitable, but there’s an implicit warning to be careful what we wish for; play with fire, and you might get burned.”
Check out the video yourself below; Morieris is out now on Ripple Music.