The Fever 333 (ex-letlive./The Chariot, etc.) premiere a new music video for the title track to their debut EP, “Made An America“, which will be released on vinyl this Friday, August 24th, through Roadrunner Records/333 Wreckords Crew. The set features a bonus remix of the title track with guest spots from Vic Mensa and Blink-182‘s Travis Barker.
The group’s own vocalist Jason Aalon Butler directed the video and commented of it:
“I am not afraid to talk about the truth anymore. I am not threatened by the ignorance that allowed us to push a very problematic history aside. There is no more reason for me to be compliant through silence, and there is absolutely no room for such silence in art. If you feel challenged by the idea of this video, I would encourage you to ask yourself ‘why?’
Then you can feel free to ask me or the other members of this project. This video was an attempt to offer representation to gravely underrepresented, and ironically prevalent, faction in both music and society. This is an acknowledgment of those whose bodies were exploited in the name of power. The beautiful bodies and souls that have been taken from time and time again to serve the interests of someone else with no regard for their own existence or advancement.
America has provided examples of this for millennia, by make no mistake, we are not the only ones. My hope here is that people understand that by challenging these clearly damaging practices against people, we- the people, can observe the power that we possess when we move in solidarity. Integration, both voluntary and forcefully, sits at the foundation of our success and our failures as a people.
Lest we forget, there is no power without the people, therefore all power lies within all people. We built this mother fucker.”
In other news, the band will be touring this fall with these headlining shows and festival stops booked:
09/14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/22 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
09/23 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/25 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
09/26 Orlando, FL – Sound Bar
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/02 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
10/03 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
10/04 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
10/05 Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
10/06 Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance
10/14 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival