Produced by Vincent Freeman of The Underground from Randolph, VT, “Cooked”, the newest music video from Vermont based sludgy hardcore/grindcore hybrid QUARANTEAM is a one hell of a ride. Telling the story of the current political climate from the viewpoint of a grocery store worker, and mixing it up with ripping headbangin’ with Muppets, the new visualizer is a killer. Watch above and get more details below, including the band’s track by track rundown and more insights about their project.
QUARANTEAM’s debut EP comes out today, June 5th, and can be listened below.
The band comments:
Thomas and I watched “Blood Sport” with Claude Van Damme and really appreciated the sequencing general vibe and effects in this movie. 80s, retro shit is amazing. That is the theme of our approach to this EP.
QUARATEAM is: J. Jacques – Vocal/lead bass/keys & T. Frohlich – Drums.
𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑦 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑦:
Doornail — the song itself is inspired by the passing of a friend from opioid addiction, but it is extremely open to interpretation. I enlisted the help of 47 of my friends on social media to record socially distant gang vocals for the song.
Cooked — cooked is a song that tells the story of our current political climate from the viewpoint of a grocery store worker.
How’d it Get Burned — this song is heavily influenced by the musical stylings of the band aerosmith and rage against the machine. the song evolved into something darker and funkier than what we envisioned. the lyrics themselves are about hope and redemption. the song title comes from the movie “Wicker Man,” starring Nicholas Cage.
Chicken King — Chicken King was inspired by local anti gun enforcement protesters, fighting a ban on weapons they didn’t have or need.
This band was started in March of 2020 by best friends and housemates Thomas Frohlich and Jackson Jacques. Cooped up indoors isolating Thomas began teaching himself how to play the drums. Jackson got sick of listening to him play downstairs and decided to join him on bass guitar. Comments the band:
After about 3 months of tireless practicing and lessons we had four songs complete. We recorded them at the Underground in Randolph, Vermont with Vincent Freeman while practicing recommended social distancing. After the upcoming digital release there will be limited 10-inch vinyl records available.
𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑠.
We acknowledge the pandemic’s incalculable loss of life and tragedy, and honor the scientists, first responders, and all workers.
𝑊𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑏𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑠ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑.
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