The Undertaking!

Today, HM is proud to premiere the new music video for The Undertaking’s “Who’s Afraid of Eleven Wolves?” The punk-hardcore band with metal influences, which started in 2019 in San Diego, recorded the track entirely in quarantine earlier this year. The band worked with Joey Bradford (guitarist for The Used) and engineer/producer Tanner Sparks (Switchfoot, Weezer) to hone their sound.

We spoke with the band about the track:

Doesn’t it seem like a new cultural nightmare unfolds each week? “Wolves” addresses that head on: Nightmares are real. And what are we going to do? Everyone is faced with an option to run and hide or face our problems head-on. The song ends with a brief moment of hope: No matter what we’re going through, no matter how big our problems are, the sun will come up. We have something to be hopeful about. 

Interestingly, the band’s artwork is done by longtime illustrator/tattoo designer/Facedown Records Art Director/many-more-things Dave Quiggle.

You can jam the band on Spotify.

Credit where credit is due: Photo of The Undertaking! by Micala Austin, and the video is by Xibalba Productions.

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