Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts is a two-piece that’s “louder than a hundred bands, kicking out one of the year’s most riff-rollicking albums that was recorded while the guitarist had a broken hand!” Although soft-spoken, drummer/vocalist Brandyn James Aikins and guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen have crafted one of the most unique power-driven forms of rock music known to date. Featuring massive melodies and raw guitar riffs, Indian Handcrafts’ music has been described as “the Funkadelic Mothership crash landing on top of the Planet Caravan in Interstellar Overdrive.” While their songs hint at heavy, technically skilled bands such as Tweakbird, Hella, and Big Business, the sounds of their creation include a vocal intensity that can be compared to the likes of Death from Above 1979 to Jack White.
The new album, Civil Disobedience for Losers, was recorded in LA in March of 2012, and later released in October of that year, with engineer Toshi Kasai, known for work regarding bands such as Red Sparowes, Marriages, and The Melvins. The album features guest appearances by the drummers of The Melvins Dale Crover and Coady Willis. The album opener “Brue Lee” kicks off the record with an undeniable guitar riff that will never seize to amaze music listeners; alongside the single is the video clip for a song that serves the purpose of a mere introduction to what Indian Handcrafts has yet to offer for the contemporary music scene.
“Bruce Lee” is a wildly entertaining clip showing music fans just what Indian Handcrafts has to offer. Presented by Sargent House, the video is teeming with style and elements that offer an eclectic, yet contemporary feel. The camera effects set the scene, presenting viewers with crackling images of a karate fight; the clip even pokes fun at the idea of a “damaged reel,” and viewers get a moment to take in this powerful video. We watch as Aikins and Allen fight head to head in an interpretive tribute to Game Of Death, all set to the contagious beat of “Bruce Lee.” The clip is as ferocious as the song itself and is the perfect pairing to create such a memorable video. Click here for the full bio.