After highlighting last week the solo debut single of frontman David Betancourt under the alias SHANX FM, let’s take a small step back with the new video from his main project Datura, along with the other two members Jake St. John on guitar, and Tiffany Victoria on bass, for the track “Bury Me” taken from the band’s recent sophomore EP “Orphans”.
Wenatchee, WA based trio play a goth-tinged compelling, energetic and melodic dark post-punk, influenced by 80s greats like The Cure, The Misfits, Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Chameleons.
“Bury Me” kicks off with blistering guitar melodies that needle bleeding urgency with pounding drumbeats and low throbbing bassline menace, as dark, anxious, and pained male vocals long woeful maladies, amid quixotic melancholy and angsty broodings.
Dramatic lyrics emphasize the helpless nature of a man who has been burned by love, leaving him in a state like death where he begs, “Bury me.”
The cinematic video encapsulates a dark Gothic Romance set against black magic, voodoo candles, and ritual skulls tied together with vampiric costume, goth makeup and a deadly stoic stare embellished with hypnotic hand movements.