L’Assassins are excited to announce the release of the music video for “FIRE OF LOVE” written by Chan Poling (The Suburbs). The video features the lovely and lethal L’Assassins as a coven of cavewomen defending their flame from tiny-toga-wearing Prometheus hellbent on stealing their fire. This is the band’s 10th video with writer/director Tyler Jensen and producer Sasha Landskov. Their videos with Jensen & Landskov reflect a mutual appreciation with the work of trash culture enthusiasts Russ Meyer, John Waters, and Roger Coreman. “Fire of Love” comes on the heels of the band’s work with Jensen on L’Assassins, a mini-movie that will be featured at theMinnesota Underground Film Festival on October 10th 9:30pm at St. Anthony Main theater and at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival on October 13th.
Minneapolis garage-punk luminaries L’Assassins have more than made their mark on the Twin Cities music scene. They’ve notched two European tours along with several U.S. sojourns, and they’re about to hit the road behind their new seven inch. A-side “Fire of Love” was written specifically for L’Assassins by Twin Cities new-wave king Chan Poling (The Suburbs). Their savage B-side “Liar” sees the band at the snarling top of their punk-rock game. These two songs cement L’Assassins’ international reputation as bad-ass ladies making bad-ass music in the vein of Thee Headcoatees, Trashwomen and Th
When L’Assassins shared a bill with The Suburbs in the fall of 2014, lead singer Chan Poling had already become familiar with the band’s amalgam of garage-surf-punk rooted in trashy B-movie culture. To their surprise, he approached them with a song he’d written with them in mind: “Fire of Love”. L’Assassins and Poling quickly worked out an arrangement, and hit the studio with he and his Suburbs bandmate Steve Price producing. They also recorded the band’s own just-finished “Liar”, supplemented by an organ part by Poling. The resulting record is an incendiary blast that slips perfectly into the rest of their four-year-strong catalog.
Vocals: Tea Simpson
Guitar, vocals: Monet Wong
Bass, vocals: Ariel Dornbush
Drums, vocals: Angela Clark
TYLER JENSEN (Director / Typical Films) is a writer and director based in NYC. He started making movies in his Minnesota basement, re-creating the likes of Speed and Rocky Horror Picture Show with action figures, happy meal toys and hand drawn sets at the age of 11. His short film, documentary, and music video work has been featured on The New Yorker, Vice, Pitchfork, Boiler Room and The Walker Art Center. He is currently hard at work on a feature documentary, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street about Mark Patton (star of Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2) and homophobia in Hollywood during the 1980s. More information can be found on Kickstarter – http://tinyurl.com/npguoz9