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PREMIERE: Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) has released the kaleidoscopic music video for ‘The Birds Are Dying’ from the reissued debut album The History of Dogs






PREMIERE: Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) released the kaleidoscopic music video for







Paul Leary, musician and music producer, has released another trippy yet colorful music video for his song “The Birds Are Dying.” The final track taken from his recently reissued reissue of his debut album, The History of Dogs.

The History of Dogs, Leary’s debut album, was released in 1991 via Rough Trade America. The album was Leary’s first solo release after parting ways with his rock band, Butthole Surfers, as a solo artist. Songs from the album included “Too Many People”, “Speedo Man”, “How Much Longer”, and “He’s Working Overtime”. Fans shouldn’t be surprised by the surreal music video for his track “The Birds Are Dying,” given that the LP’s genres included kaleidoscopic and unconventional rock. Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise officially release the reissue today.

Paul Leary’s reissued song, “The Birds Are Dying”, premiering exclusively with Mxdwn Music, gives viewers a typically Leary-like inspired video. A colorful, shapely video that pretty much stuns eyes that stare at it too long. The video’s kaleidoscope design makes for a fun and bizarre watch, even as it distracts from the sadness of the song.

“Nature is cruel. We humans have only added to the cruelty. ‘The Birds Are Dying’ comes from a dark time in my life. I still think of those birds, looking for a place to hide. I, too, was looking for a place to hide,” Leary said.

Check out the first music video for “The Birds Are Dying” below right now.











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