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Chastity shares video for new version of ‘Innocence’

Chastity (aka Brandon Williams) has shared the video for a new version of Innocence, which is lifted from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Death Lust’.

The video is recorded entirely live and featuring cameos from many of Chastity’s peers including Linnea Siggelkow from Ellis, Katie Monks from Dilly Dally and Denholm Whale from Odonis Odonis (full cast list below). The song builds a crescendoing wall of sound from the simultaneous performance of the 12 guitarists. Williams’ domineering frame stands right up front, surrounded by his musical peers, creating a mass of bodies that swells and shifts as Innocence crashes down. Check it out via YouTube below.

Describing the video, Williams explains that “the song is a wall of sound, and I wanted to create an actual wall of sound with my friends and record and film it. It was really quite loud, 13 people going at once. We bought ear plugs and I should have used them.”

Full cast list for the video:

  • Linnea Siggelkow from Ellis
  • Colm Hinds from Ellis
  • Katie Monks from Dilly Dally
  • Liam Sanagan from Techno Hall Of Fame
  • Denholm Whale from Odonis Odonis
  • Mark Grundy from Heaven 4 Real
  • Curtis Skeete from Native Other
  • Jordan Keen from Tonight Tonight
  • Adam Sturgeon from Whoop-Szo
  • Dylan Page from Chastity
  • Julia Noel from Chastity
  • Jeremy Ramos foley from Chastity
  • Brandon Williams from Chastity 

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Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity’s songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific sound or medium, Chastity stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery. It is an artifact of youth culture constantly working to form community, bridging isolation with collectivity.

It was clear from the release of Chastity’s first demos that this was not “another punk band that can operate at only one speed.” Always concerned with the trending lack of accessibility and inclusivity in public spaces for the arts, the first Chastity show was held in Williams’ own bedroom where, packed wall-to-wall, the police were quickly called. But after the project’s second show supporting DC punk band Priests, Chastity was off to the races, sharing stages with the likes of with Deafheaven, Alexisonfire and Fucked Up. 

Visuals have also played a meaningful role in this world with Williams, who has described the band as “a multimedia project that happens to make songs,” using his penchant for crafting consistently sharp, challenging imagery to personalize the narratives running throughout all of Chastity’s work – most discernibly, a call for disruption. 

Chastity’s ‘Death Lust’ is out now via Royal Mountain. It’s available to buy here.

Chastity Death Lust cover artwork

Tracklist
1. Come 
2. Suffer 
3. Scary 
4. Children 
5. Heaven Hell Anywhere Else 
6. Negative With Reason To Be 
7. Anoxia 
8. Choke 
9. Innocence 
10. Chains 

Tour dates

03/27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
03/29 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
04/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04/02 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
04/05 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
04/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
04/07 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project Gallery
04/08 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
04/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
04/11 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s
04/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
04/13 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
04/15 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
04/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill
04/17 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
04/18 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/21 – London, ON @ Rec Room