El Shirota’s “No Quiero” Video is a Nail-Biting Punk Thriller

Last month we were blown away by Mexican band El Shirota‘s punk-meets-stoner-rock single “Listo (El Tornillo)” and its ridiculously simple video featuring Snoopy dancing and moshing to the beat of the song. Now, we are premiering their brand new single “No Quiero” and its accompanying music video, and from the looks of it, simplicity is their thing when it comes to visuals.

“No Quiero” seems like the complete opposite of their previous single. It’s an 11-minute opus with a strong 90s influence, and it jumps from dissonant and angular riffs that resemble bands like Polvo, to explosive grungey outbursts, to clean, contemplative instrumental passages, and then to sparse free improvisation. In other words, it’s one hell of a journey. The video is a continuous shot of a middle-aged man jogging around the mostly empty streets of a residential neighborhood and paired up with the song, it’s a suspense-filled ride. There’s a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo of the band members, who chill on top of a car somewhere around the middle of the video.

El Shirota have also produced a second version of the video, complete with classic 90s lo-fi visuals and VHS nostalgia for extra creepy vibes. Check it out here:

Details on their upcoming EP, produced by Hugo Quezada (Robota) and mastered by Kramer (Galaxie 500), are yet to come.