Thumpasaurus release video for ‘Mental Karate’

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Comedic funk-punks,Thumpasaurus, who were recently included in AV Club’s Year in Band Names roundup—have just released a new single/video, Mental Karate. You can watch the video clip via YouTube below.

Mental Karate premiered on Buzz Bands LA, who wrote, “Their new single packs a Devo wallop and leaves you all Weird Al in the stomach — especially as played out in director Jocelyn Cooper’s video for the song.” You can check out the interactive website for the video here: whatichopped.com.

Thumpasauras’ wacky songs, mixed with their off-the-rails brand of comedy, have won over a cult-like following and helped the band establish quite a reputation locally. The quintet has opened for fellow cult acts including KNOWER and Vulfpeck, and are able to hold their own on stage with a sound that combines a 70s-influenced analog rhythm section with LA electronic music scene vibes. As Live for Live Music aptly puts it, “Thumpasaurus have developed an eclectic, homemade aesthetic unlike anything else this side of the Milky Way.”