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UNIFORM unveil powerful new video about gun violence, “The Killing of America” – ‘Wake In Fright’ out today on Sacred Bones

Uniform hit us with their powerful new video for “The Killing of America“, the recent and second single from the NYC duo’s full-length, Wake In Fright out today on Sacred Bones. The band explains “Released to a limited audience in 1982, Leonard Schrader and Sheldon Renan’s documentary ‘The Killing of America’ served to paint a stark portrait about the realities of gun violence in the United States at that time.” Watch here

“In the 35 years since the film’s inception, the statistics regarding firearm deaths in this country have not improved. Highly influenced by Isao Hashimoto’s piece on nuclear weapons titled ‘1945 – 1998’, our video intends to present basic figures surrounding a complicated subject. We do not wish to moralize and we offer no answers. Instead, we ask the viewer to use this data as an aid towards formulating their own conclusions.”

In case you missed it, UNIFORM recently joined forces with Pitchfork TV to perform their first single “Tabloid” in the back of a box truck speeding through Queens, NY.  Filmed all on GoPro cameras and directed by Jim Larson, the footage pulls you in for an exhilarating ride; watch “Tabloid” here.

UNIFORM LIVE DATES:

Feb 9: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar (Record Release Show) *

Feb 16: Seattle, WA – Barboza

Feb 17: Vancouver, BC – Astoria

Feb 18: Olympia, WA – Obsidian #

Feb 19: Portland, OR – Bunk Bar #

Feb 21: Reno, NV – Holland Project

Feb 22: Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club *

Feb 23: Los Angeles, CA – Union

Feb 24: San Diego, CA – Hideout *

Feb 25: Phoenix, AZ – Lunchbo

* – w/ Black Marble 

# – w/ King Woman

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