It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since The Matches released their sophomore record, Decomposer. When the record was brand new, the group had plans to release a music video for “Little Maggots,” but sadly, that never happened. Now that a decade has passed, it appears that things have changed with the music video finally being completed and released.
On Monday (April 4), the completed video for “Little Maggots” was released. In an interview with Alternative Press, who were the first to exclusively premiere the clip, The Matches frontman Shawn Harris explained how the idea behind the video (and pretty much the album) came to be a why “Little Maggots” was never completed.
“We did close to 300 shows a year for a few years in a row around that time, so we weren’t home much, but there was a rare month off, and I thought we could animate a video in that time,” explains Harris about the short time period they had to complete the three-minute clip. “But suffice it to say, a month was not enough time. I got on a plane to the UK, and the video—which I’d of course told our label and fans all about—fell by the wayside.”
As to where the crow inspiration for Decomposer came from, it can all be traced back to when they played the Vans Warped Tour. “The imagery of the video was tied into the lyrics from a few songs on Decomposer,” reveals Harris. “I was writing for the first time while on tour in 2004/05, and I remember lying on my back in a Warped Tour parking lot, trying to find a little Zen before the barrage of noise began for the day, and I had a synchronistic moment with the flock of crows on the wire above me. We were all just kind of staring at one another, acknowledging that we very well could have ended up in opposite bodies.”
To read the full interview, head on over to Alternative Press while the music video for “Little Maggots” below. Like what the band wrote on YouTube, “10 years late but right on time for the Decomposer decade-anniversary tour.”