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Failure Release “Macaque” Live Video; “We Are Hallucinations” Out Now

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Photo by Priscilla Scott

Failure have released a live video for “Macaque” with the clip taken from the influential band’s debut concert film “We Are Hallucinations.” The limited-engagement streaming event that launches today at 12 noon pacific/3 pm eastern/8 pm gmt and 9 pm cest and remains available through Dec. 18.

Viewers have three full days from the time of purchase to watch the film at any time, and as often, as they would like. Tickets as well as a limited-edition commemorative poster, newly released vinyl variants for each of the band’s six albums, as well as various merch items, are available HERE.

“Macaque” originally appeared on Failure’s 1992 album, Comfort. “We Are Hallucinations” features songs that span the Los Angeles band’s full discography, from their debut album, through to the revered Fantastic Planet, and through to 2021’s critically-acclaimed collection, Wild Type Droid.

“This film is comprised of performances from our Summer 2022 Wild Type Droid tour of North America,” explains Greg Edwards. “It’s crazy that we have never made a concert film before, but I think this will really stand as a definitive document of the dynamic between the three of us on stage and the connection we have with our fans.”

Failure have been praised as “modern trailblazers”, with the band enjoying two distinct, and equally worthy, phases of their career. In the ‘90s, the trio released three albums, with 1996’s Fantastic Planet now widely regarded as one of the era’s most influential and enduring albums. In 2013, Failure reunited, releasing their first new music in nearly two decades with the 2015 arrival of The Heart Is A Monster, an album Entertainment Weekly neatly described as “jaw-dropping visceral space rock.” In The Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing From Your Mind followed in 2018, and most recently, the band unveiled the astounding 10-song album, Wild Type Droid. A collection Guitar World said was “one of the most inspiring alternative guitar records to arrive in 2021” and Paste said it made “a career-defining statement.”

Failure is Ken Andrews (vocals, guitar, bass, programming), Greg Edwards (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), and Kellii Scott (drums, percussion). Formed in early ‘90s Los Angeles, the trio have released six albums: Comfort (1992), Magnified (1994), Fantastic Planet (1996), The Heart Is A Monster (2015), In The Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing from Your Mind (a series of EPs released as an album in 2018), and Wild Type Droid (2021). Rolling Stone dubbed them “THE great unsung… band of the Nineties,” Pitchfork said their return found the trio “managing to pull off the near-impossible feat of establishing continuity with their back catalog,” and Vice, in an all-encompassing retrospective upon the band’s return, saying: “While many of their contemporaries became prolific by releasing an ungodly amount of materials, Failure’s [initial] three-record catalog is minuscule, but just as important in terms of content, style, and music texture.”


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