A Creepy Woman Murders the Members of Hinds in the Video for “Warts”

The Madrid quartet continue their worldwide takeover with a brand new video for the latest single from their album Leave Me Alone.

A colorful and ambitious clip for the tonti-ballad showcases an oblivious guy falling for a murderous woman while the members of Hinds look on. The lyrics reference an unnamed, toxic protagonist who manipulates a friend into a relationship, while the narrator begs the friend not to be fooled by their wicked ways. The clip illustrates the lyrics of one of the most sensitive tracks in their repertoire and we see everything unfold in a little more than two minutes.

Although the Colonel Blimp x Canada-produced video is a visually striking work and one of the most artistic clips in Hinds’ history, it’s also a little troubling. The general tone of the video references anime, embracing silly aspects of the form like levitation and the creepy woman offing the girls with exaggerated acts of violence (burning at the stake, anyone?) There’s no doubt that the wardrobe choices are questionable and appropriative (we’re not really sure about those kimonos, fam), but we hope they’ll steer clear of that in the future.

The video was directed by Pedro Martín-Calero.

Hinds will go on a U.S. tour this fall. Check out the dates below:

9/3/2016 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
10/16/2016 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/17/2016 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
10/19/2016 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
10/20/2016 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley bar
10/21/2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
10/22-23/2016 – Silverado Canyon, CA – Beach Goth Festival at Oak Canyon Park
10/24/2016 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/25/2016 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
10/26/2016 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
10/28/2016 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/29/2016 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/30/2016 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Downstairs
11/4/2016 – McDade, TX – Sound On Sound Festival at Sherwood Forest Faire