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Watch The Shrine’s New Video For “Never More Than Now” featuring Keith Morris

The Shrine know how to thrash. And I mean thrash in the sense of blowing fire out of their mouths (because what else would you fucking do if you’re the Shrine) in an indoor venue and almost getting 86’ed for life. But turns out everyone loves this band, especially Black Flag’s Keith Morris, who recently teamed up with the LA-based three-piece to shred on a super special limited 7″ put out by Shepard Fairey. The result, their new single “Never More Than Now,” a skull-crushing explosion of sound, and a Super 8 video shot by Matt Gadsby to fire the fuck out of it. We’ll leave it up to frontman Josh Landau to explain the rest. –Maya Eslami 

“The Shrine had been doing a lot projects with Converse, skateboard parties and stuff like that. They told us they wanted us to record a track with someone out of our element. I had just run into Keith Morris at Fred 62 Cafe in Los Feliz where he said “Hey you’re the guy that has my amp”. I have the amp that Greg Ginn played guitar through on all the early Black Flag records. It’s a Peavey PA and so it turns out it was Keith’s vocal PA before Greg used to for Guitar. I was worried he was gonna ask for it back, I had actually gotten it through Chuck Dukowski who asked me to help him sell it on craigslist at one point. I’m playing it on this record. So Keith shows up, had called before and said he was all pumped on the song and was stoked to do this. He walks in the door and goes I can’t do it my band Off! just did something with Vans and this is fucking stupid but I just can’t. Thats the world we’re living in. So we said fuck it Keith just do it and we won’t do this stupid project we’ll save it for our own thing later, and he was totally in. He had already written the lyrics out big on 2 pieces of paper taped together, and he ripped through the vocals in 2 takes. A year later the track had still never made it to vinyl when Shepard Fairey asked us to do a 7″ on his own boutique label Obey Records. He whipped up the cover art and we played his “Damaged” art show with Keith, doing 5 Flag songs and our tune “Never More Than Now”. My friend Matt Gadsby, who I met skating in a empty backyard swimming pool at Lena Horne’s house, here son lives there and is a total crackhead the place is a wreck. Anyway Gadsby  brought 1 roll of Super 8 film with him and this is what he got. A fucking dream come true to play those songs and hear Keith sing em in practice and at the show, A total surreal artifact to have a piece of vinyl with him singing a song I wrote. Gonna trip out on this for the rest of my life. The b-side is the newest single from The Shrine “I Can’t Control It,” it’s a hard rocker from early 2017 when we briefly flirted with being a 4 piece and were going off on Thin Lizzy guitarmonies and experimenting with some synth.”

Buy The Shrine’s 7″ ft. Keith Morris here before they’re all gone

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