The Chinchees are back with their newest single, "GORP!" Directed by Gordon Boyd, "GORP" finds Chinchees drummer Mike Cranberry's life haunted by the mysterious The Almighty Grape as Cranberry sleepwalking through his everyday life! What is the grape? What does a giant purple grape have to do with "Good Old Raisins and Peanuts?" Who knows! But damn, it sure is entertaining!
Premiering on Vice's Noisey blog, staff writer Dan Ozzi has this to say about the video:
"We're not sure why the Minneapolis band has a huge grape as their mascot, but we like it.
"The Chinchees are a power pop trio from Minneapolis and their debut album is addictive—like, stupidly addictive. Eleven lo-fi jams laced with simple but thoroughly catchy hooks in the vein of the Marked Men. Their new video for "Gorp" sees the band being haunted by what they call "The Almighty Grape," a large purple character that they created for a grape-themed party last year and has since become their mascot. (It also graces the cover of the album, chasing them through the woods.)
"Admittedly, there are a lot of things in this video that we don't "get" or that "make sense to us," Like, for example, why they are being followed by a giant grape or why they are obsessed with fruit or what the significance is of the framed photo of country singer Moe Bandy that is constantly in the background. But then again, that's sort of the appeal. The Chinchees feel like one big inside joke among three friends, and we want in."