Today's Indie Song of the Day comes from Canadian hard rockers Special Ops. It's their latest single entitled, "Baby Take It All." You can check out the SoundCloud stream and the video for the track below. The video is great but it's NSFW so be advised.
Special Ops first formed in 2002, but has transformed many times in the years since its conception. Their sound is accordingly distinct, mixing new wave, nu and heavy metal, while simultaneously drawing from rock and jazz influences like Nina Simone.
The band’s current line up consists of lead singer and guitarist A.K. Johnson, bassist Waldo Thornhill, guitarist Weka BW and drummer Pat Kadaver. Their creative impulse is one part measured criticism, one part unadulterated rage. To quote A.K., they “love people, but hate mankind”. Their albums reflect as much, reveling in social critiques that relent only when A.K.’s singing dissolves into frustrated screams.
Special Op’s most recent release was a single titled “Baby Take It All”, whose music video premiered on Metal Injection June 2nd. The single is their first step towards a brighter, more radio-friendly sound, yet still maintains their throaty, hard rock edge. You can find the single on iTunes, Spotify, or Soundcloud