CLITERATI – the Portland, Oregon-grown hardcore punk unit featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – is pleased to unveil the visual accompaniment to “Burn,” taken from their self-titled EP. For the colorful clip, CLITERATI teamed up with Sign Of The Beast Burlesque for the film short Pizza Sluts as part of the Metalesque Fest, the world’s first and only festival dedicated to heavy metal and burlesque!
Issues Punknews, “‘Burn’ is sixty-seconds of RIPPING hardcore. Vocalist Ami Lawless screams about wanting to destroy everything while the band slams forward in a hybrid d-beat/Poison Idea attack. What a masher! If that wasn’t vicious enough, the video just might burn out your eyes… In the vid, some poor pizza delivering schmuck drops off an order at the house of two vixens before he is lured inside. From there… well… there’s flesh mutilation via pizza cutter, sacrifices, vomiting, and an appearance by Satan herself…”
“CLITERATI is a band who believe in equality through inclusion. We are queer, straight, people of color, and white,” relays screamer Ami Lawless. “Our influences include the bands Doom, L7, and Bolt Thrower, with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest d-punk. This band was brought together by Amelia Collins and we continue in loving memory of her vision to bring a breath of fresh air to Portland punk. These five rippers are the result of spending many hours in a dark dank Portland basement while smoking copious amounts of weed. Hopefully these songs will make you wanna get your clit in the pit.”