Watch Slow Mass’ video for the brief, bracing “ED”

From their album, ‘On Watch,’ released in May.

Chicago band Slow Mass have released a short, quirky video for “ED,” a track from their debut album, On Watch, which they put out in May.

The clip follows a mysterious figure who seems to move through life pretty much alone, which is not too surprising considering the weird boxy mask he wears all the time. Our protagonist contemplates meat at the supermarket, mans the counter at a record store, surprises a dog at the park and much more. It’s an odd but strangely calm visual that stands in contrast to the pummeling post-hardcore soundtrack that is “ED.”

“ED” stands for ‘Exploded Drawing,’ which is also the title of a 1996 album by the rock band Polvo. As guitarist and vocalist Dave Collis explained to Consequence of Sound, a lyric in the Polvo song “High-Wire Moves” inspired the opening line of “ED,” which goes “If I chase this exploded drawing down the street.”

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