New Music Video For “Memory King” Out Now!
We have been absolutely terrible about updating this blog section of the website. We’re sorry…ugh…we know!
Some of you actually come here to check up on the ole CC, and you should be rewarded, not punished, for staying away from social media and going straight to the horse’s mouth. So, our new policy is that the newsletter, whenever it is published, will be re-printed here, with slight adjustments as necessary. You should definitely subscribe to our newsletter – right on the front page of our site, just scroll down and enter your email – so the updates you right into your inbox, but it’ll be here as well.
So, let’s get on with it:
We said we’d drop a new video this summer! We did! We are thrilled to announce the music video debut of “Memory King.” Thrilled for you to check this out, stoked to hear your thoughts! Comment away, please!
One of the things we’ve been most excited about recently is the debut of this music video. We and Jase Harper, the graphic illustrator, have been hard at work on it since 2019 when ‘God How I Envy The Deaf’ (GHIETD) was released! Suffice it to say – things were derailed, and this puppy’s been in the works for nearly two years at this point. And it was derailed, honestly, just because Jase had too much animation and illustration work during the pandemic and was unable to devote time to this. We love to see his success and growth and were more than happy to let this sit on the backburner for a bit.
But now – FINALLY – we present to you our amazingly avian animated music video epic saga for ‘Memory King’ – the fourth song on GHIETD (and many people’s favorite song!). It is one of our favorite CC music videos. We hope you’ll enjoy the ride just as much as we do.
Watch it HERE
A Statement from Jase:
After over ten years producing countless gig posters, t shirts, Eps and LP covers as well as a heap of merch it seemed about time to add a film clip to my ever-growing Caustic Casanova portfolio.
When Francis first asked if I’d be interested, I knew I wanted to create something for the track ‘Memory King’ off their latest Album ‘God How I Envy the Deaf’. A slow burning but epic piece that would fit perfectly into the Birdtopia world building that we created for the album art.
At 5min 45 it was no mean feat for a one-person animation team and after several setbacks I’m pleased it’s now getting its wings and being launched into the cosmic unknown.
A Statement from Fran:
Jase Harper, with whom we’ve collaborated for well over a decade, and I worked on the concept and story for this video for months and months, before his work schedule and the pandemic nearly put an end to the whole project. We pressed on, thankfully, and Jase’s tireless work finally paid off. We now present the complete, beautiful, insane music video for “Memory King”, off our 2019 album God How I Envy The Deaf. Within the dystopian bird universe depicted in that album’s art, the story revolves around a pigeon drummer who has her livelihood taken away because she will not agree to produce only government approved music. She signs up for an extremely dangerous space mission, one of the few available jobs for former artists who refuse to comply with the regime’s orders. In her cosmic journey, within her own mind and out in deep space, she encounters characters from throughout the Caustic Casanova artistic universe, including the legendary space squid and the banana cow. As for the thrilling conclusion of self-sacrifice, well, you’ll just have to watch the video.
Oh, btw – our debut shows back, in Frederick, MD last Friday night with The Obsessed, Et Mors and Crowhunter, and in Baltimore, MD on Saturday night with Yatra, Solace, Brimstone Coven, Jakethehawk, Hot Blood, I Am The Liquor, Stonecutters, Atomic Motel, Blind Scryer and Spiral Grave (wow, what a lineup!) were both outstanding experiences. THANK YOU to everyone who made them so special. It feels good to be back.
Oh…one more thing! Stef launched her own heavy music themed coffee brand “Buzz Castle Coffee” – you can try some coffee FREE with the purchase of our brand new CC mugs HERE or HERE. And we have a grimly tropical new “Black Metal Mana-Tee” Shirt design, created by the one and only heavy metal art legend David Paul Seymour. Buy HERE or HERE!
There are only a handful of mugs left, they are selling fast and the coffee is getting rave reviews. Act now to get some free coffee and your own God How I Envy This Mug.
Thank you for watching, listening, and supporting. We have a lot more coming up soon!
CC WON TWO WAMMIES! TWO MAJOR AWARDS!
To celebrate, we’re offering a discount at both our webstores. 20% off with code WAMMIES, for the next 10 days (8/7 through 8/17). This will work with every product at our bandcamp except our new album (controlled by Magnetic Eye Records, not us), but it will work with everything at Big Cartel. Make sure to check our our newest shirt if you haven’t already! It’s going fast (hell, it won a two-month long t-shirt voting contest!). It’s also available in unisex AND women’s sizes, and it’s the only such CC shirt! Same goes for the exciting new development in public health, the CC mask!
We’re hangin’ on best we can, hope you are too!
A TRULY VIRAL UPDATE FROM CAUSTIC CASANOVA
Stay home, keep your distance, wash your hands, we’ll see you all on the other side of this. Whenever and wherever the next CC show is, it’ll be a party.
SHOP HERE AT OUR BANDCAMP. THANK YOU!
TWO DC AREA SHOWS THIS WEEK, ONE WITH LEGENDS TODAY IS THE DAY AND THE OBSESSED, ANOTHER WITH AMAZING NYC BAND A DEER A HORSE!
The first show is Sunday, March 1st at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD, a place many of you have gone to see the world famous Maryland Doom Fest. We are playing with two bands that for most metalheads require no introduction – legendary noise-sludge-art-metal pioneers Today Is The Day (who just released a brand new record) and one of the most important bands in the history of stoner and doom music, The Obsessed. If you’re not familiar, check these historic bands out live and catch CC too! You will not be disappointed. Also playing is Galactic Cross, a new project from Dave Sherman (Spirit Caravan, Earthride, Weed is Weed), Marzy Maddox, and Cold Winter Sky. This show is ALL AGES, and tickets are $20. You can get them in advance HERE. RSVP on facebook HERE. Show starts at 6 PM, CC on third at 7:20!
The second show is Wednesday, March 4th at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan in DC – a lovely bar, venue and record shop, if you’re into shopping for some vinyl between sets. This is CC’s first show in Adams Morgan in probably close to a decade, and we’re excited to be back and playing at a venue we’ve never jammed in. This show is upstairs and is free, though there’s a $10 suggested donation for A Deer A Horse, who will be touring from NYC and are straight up amazing – think Sleater-Kinney meets the Melvins just as a starter for sonic reference. Also playing are local garage rock heroes Venray. Show starts at 9, CC on last at 10:30, but don’t miss any of it. RSVP on facebook HERE. The place is small, so you can RSVP to get free tickets HERE, just in case the room is at capacity, this assures you get in. This show is also ALL AGES.
Also we’ll have a limited number of these beautiful posters by artist Jase Harper available at the show for free, first come first served.
These shows will feature the Fran-Stef-Jake trio that toured North America throughout the summer and fall. If you’re local to the Washington area and didn’t see the December Pie Shop show in DC, this will be your introduction to this version of the band, and we’ll be playing some tunes you’ve almost certainly never heard. Be not afraid, children, Andrew is still rockin in the free world, and as soon as we have another opportunity for a killer four piece show and/or tour, we’ll be on it. For now, the flexibility of multiple lineups keeps the CC train moving ever forward, onward, upward and better than ever. Ahoy mates, see ya at these two shows! It’s going to be a really fun couple nights, can’t wait to see you there SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY!
HO HO HO! WIN THE CC DISCOGRAPHY!
Hello there CC fans worldwide – especially any new ones we picked up on our November tour!
Hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday Season so far! We’d just like to make you aware of a fun lil contest we’re having over at our instagram and facebook pages. We’re asking you to match each of the 7 tunings we used on “God How I Envy The Deaf” to their respective songs and submit your entries via instagram or facebook comment. If you don’t have instagram or facebook feel free to email us here with your entry! The rules are thoroughly explained in the facebook (pinned to the top of our facebook page) and instagram posts detailing the contest, so read em over then submit! If you’re correct you’ll win the full CC discography on vinyl or cd OR a $50 prize pack from the CC store! Contest remains open until Christmas eve!