“System Error” Official Video 

December 12, 2022

We’re excited to share the official video for “System Error” from our new album Physical Thrills! You can watch the video HERE or below.   

Physical Thrills is out now! Listen now and get vinyl from your local record shop HERE.  

This bass riff I’ve had in my head for a while, before the pandemic. It’s this really wiry, post-punky thing that I love playing, but I never knew what to really do with it. And while this record was shaping up, it became clear like, “Oh man, I want Nikki to have this sort of ripper.” And I remember thinking a lot about Talking Heads and bands like that — a sparser version of them — and Gang of Four.

Originally, we just wanted this really sparse song. The lyrics are kind of bonkers and backwards, and it’s basically about somebody really struggling because the person they love has fallen into the rabbit holes and unfortunate world of conspiracies and shit. That’s why I’m singing, “I miss you, babe, and I don’t feel right.” What does a person do when somebody they love is gone?

Brian had been running with the idea for this song for quite some time. I was super excited to tackle the bassline, the little inflections were challenging because it moves so fast, but I’m very pleased with how it turned out.