Dale Crover, the revered drummer of seminal rock band, the Melvins, has shared a second track from his forthcoming album, Rat-A-Tat-Tat! (Jan. 15, Joyful Noise Recordings), debuting a video for “I Can’t Help You There” via Flood Magazine (https://floodmagazine.com/82799/dale-crover-i-cant-help-you-there-video-premiere/).
“I enlisted Toshi Kasai and Alicia DiGiovanni to help direct, film and edit,” explains Crover. “I gave them the basic ideas I had and they ran with them. Inspiration came from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ The Cramps’ 1978 performance at Napa State Mental Hospital, and the creepy face mask of LA Dodger Kiké Hernández.”
The clip, which continues Crover’s tributes to illustrious moments in video history (see his 2017 nod to Paul McCartney here), was directed by Crover and Toshi Kasai under the Deaf Nephews moniker. Kasai, a longtime recording partner to Crover and the Melvins, said: “It’s my first time directing a video, the result being like the music I produce, timeless entertainment!” Cinematographer Alicia DiGiovanni added: “The camera delighted in the playfulness of all of the animated characters, what a brilliant experience.”
Rat-A-Tat-Tat! is available for pre-order now (http://joyfulnoi.se/Rat-a-tat-tat), with a number of limited edition vinyl variants available including a Joyful Noise Recordings VIP release available that features red and purple swirl vinyl and flexidisc, as well as CD and digital. “Tougher” (https://youtu.be/AhDyEa7VhNo) and “I Can’t Help You There” are included as immediate downloads with all digital pre-orders.