Simian Mobile Disco's Unappetizing "Gizzard"

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"Gizzard" is a new track from Simian Mobile Disco's Delicacies, a singles series that features all songs named after bizarre, exotic foods. The London production duo debuted "Gizzard" last month via BBC Radio, but there's something about the song's new video that really focuses the theme and feel of the track. In this clip, directed by Kate Moross and Hans Lo, insects and worms squirm and scurry while the camera (or, the camera behind a microscope) focuses on their tiny limbs and shells. Each shot is rendered in negative, with swathes of neon green, blue, and yellow coloring the bugs. The pulsing beat reflects, in a way, the uncomfortable feeling you get watching the animals' hairy legs and twitching black eyes, while the synths come in and out of the track, mirroring the in and out zoom of the lens. It's gross, but kind of special, like a lot of delicacies. And the neon colors make the whole thing feel more Simian Mobile Disco than, say, Nine Inch Nails. Also, if you're curious: yes, most insects also have gizzards. [Watch "Gizzard" on YouTube]