From their self-released debut album Laser Tag out just this past June, Portland’s space-punk/psych rockers Ghost Frog premiere the band’s first music video for the album’s lead single “Minimum Wage.”
Opening with a sci-fi laser beam synth squeal, the track jumps straight into a psyched out punk rock scorcher. Sonically, “Minimum Wage” boasts blown out drums, distorted and phase shifting guitars, a powerful bass line that rears it’s head most notably during only the last :30, a simple yet catchy and socialistically inclined vocal delivery, and occasional overlays of the aforementioned laser beam.
Shot on what appears to be VHS, the lo-fi video matches the sound and message of the song pretty clearly. A minimum wage earning, pizza delivering space man going about his job and loosing his mind feeding decrepit punk rock grannies, alcoholic hillbillies, and psychedelic cross-dressing aliens.
Click the play button above to watch “Minimum Wage” in full screen, or watch below.