PWR BTTM (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)
Written By: Ethan Griggs
My Music: ethangriggsmusic.virb.com
For many in America today, nothing would be more awesome than to have a gigantic glitter party with all of your friends of different creeds and classes. That reality is exactly what New York punkers PWR BTTM have brought to life in their new video for “Big Beautiful Day”, the first single off their new album, Pageant. In the video, the two members of the band, Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins, share an apartment where they play music, take luxurious looking baths, and throw giant celebrations of love and light. The video’s visual aesthetic fits well over the music, which celebrates early post-punk like Wire blended with more modern surf rock like Best Coast and Wavves. “Curse that motherfucker who would spit upon another’s body/Who the hell gave you the right to tell me that I’m wrong/Curse every one of you who tells me that I cannot be who I want/Ain’t no fucking way you’ll fuck up my big beautiful day”. It’s a triumphing anthem of love for times that seem to be against it.