Band: .gif from god
Song: “possible futures in the minds of children”
Video by: Imogen Alsheskie
Release Date: September 27th, 2019
Label: Prosthetic Records
The band shared the following statement of the track:
“Extinction is imminent.
PRINT(CØNGRADULATIØNS!!! Plug up yr new flesh and digitize that outmoded misery bag cause old world cold world go bye bye die die. Ship leaving in   oooops! yr stuck on the ol conveyor belt. Big trick by the rich boy! wave byebye to [REDACTED].
Yr accounts in the red. Deficit of one (1) blood cell per article of plastic consumed by [USERNAME]. u liek cake?? cuz u baked a big one. time 2 take a bite!!
[now that we have your attention}
‘possible futures in the minds of children’ is, in essence, a song about the dire fate awaiting us all. Sea levels are rising, the atmosphere is being pumped full of toxic pollutants and (un)natural disasters strike with increasing severity and frequency disproportionately effecting people of color, largely due to the catastrophic effects of western colonialism, industrialization and capitalism.
Meanwhile the US government criminalizes, dehumanizes and exploits immigrants, indigenous populations, refugees and citizens of color who bare the brunt of the consequences that these practices create. The powers that be are sucking the world dry in front of our eyes. All capitalists and the police forces that serve them are parasites, and will never care about or notice the innate misery and destruction caused by their power-hungry excess. They will continue to seek gain at the expense and detriment of others until they are stopped or until the world is dead.
This song is a reminder that there is no action without consequence. The practices perpetrated by the forces of capitalist greed and white supremacy are nothing short of violence. The climate destruction that their empire has caused is violence, complacency with these powers is violence, and this violence will be met with an inevitably appropriate response. Stand down or watch the fuck out, because once the shit hits the fan, we’re all getting dirty.
The video for this song was created by current film student, DIY organizer, and friend of the band, Imogen Alsheskie, filmed in the basement of Circle Thrift and Art Space in Richmond, Virginia, and featuring various shots of nature reclaiming the city’s decaying, neglected infrastructure.
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