“Is a dead cop relevant?” DEAF CLUB asked me that in their song “Ride With Cops, Shoot With Robbers” and it makes me think about how we mythologize these jobs where people literally sign up to be killed. It’s part of the PR campaign to convince us to join the “force” and the military; this is a job where you might get to murder, and you might die in the process — but don’t worry, it’s worth it because we’ll act like it’s a huge tragedy when you die (even though you asked for it), and we’ll treat the people you murder like they’re worthless pieces of shit who deserved to die at your hands. It makes perfect sense if our system was conceived by narcissists.
But this video and their song “Ride With Cops, Shoot With Robbers” is way more fun than my nihilistic trains of thought. The video we’re sharing today was filmed entirely with fan footage from a recent tour, and it looks like everyone is really enjoying themselves and indulging in life’s pleasures of sound, sweat, and slamming. The song is off their Bad Songs Forever EP that came out a couple months ago via Three One G and Sweatband Records — get it here. Right now, check out this video and let us know if your footage made it in here!
The “Ride With Cops, Shoot With Robbers” video consists of audience captured footage from our “Bad Songs Forever” Tour – our first tour ever for Deaf Club – which Andy Wallis (Displaced/ Replaced) then meticulously pieced together by gnawing & chewing at it for us.Brian Amalfitano, guitar
Honestly, after not being able to tour for a few years we were looking forward to finally scratching that road itch. We were also relieved to see everyone else was seeking that same sort of release (It’s maybe the cheapest therapy one can afford in this country). It’s sort of a thank you note to the people who cared enough to come see us. A communal sigh of relief at high speed and loud volumes.