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Thursday, February 2, 2012

There Are Exactly Three Hunxes in Hunx's New "Always Forever" Video, and That Is Good

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM

click to enlarge Hunx X 3 = Fun
  • Hunx X 3 = Fun

How many Hunxes would a good Hunx hump if a good Hunx could hump Hunxes?

Eh, nevermind. Point is: The new video for "Always Forever," the first single off of Hunx's upcoming solo album, Hairdresser Blues, features not one or two but three Hunxes, all competing in split-screen glory. Directed by Hannah Lew, of notable local punk band Grass Widow, "Always Forever" finds Hunx engaging in all kinds of fabulous strutting and posing. He even dives into a pool and swims after a dollar bill, recalling the baby on the cover of Nevermind. (The baby was naked, though.) All of this is remarkably entertaining, considering this is a video where basically nothing happens.

The best part here is really the song, which has grown on us considerably since we first heard it a couple of months ago. There's a damp, anxious yearning to the vibe here that's complemented by Hunx's nasally vocal tone and frazzled guitarring. Still, it's elusive: Is "Always Forever" a truly heartfelt fuck-off anthem dressed in black pleather pants, or just stylish lipstick painted around a hollow core? You'd think Hunx would be singing his true feelings on Hairdresser Blues -- that's what he said the album was for, after all. And it is possible that even at his most perturbed and angry, the man born Seth Bogart remains as relatively composed as he is in "Always Forever." Apparently we'll have to hear the album to find out how sincere he is, but you can download the song and enjoy the video right now:

Hunx - Always Forever from Hardly Art on Vimeo.

MP3: Hunx -- "Always Forever" Hunx performs March 21 at Bottom of the Hill. Hairdresser Blues is out Feb. 28 on Hardly Art. ---- Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Ian S. Port @iPORT, and like us at Facebook.com/SFAllShookDown.
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