For the uninitiated, The Manx call themselves a band but are really more like a tightly knit artist collective (think Gwar), orbiting the Los Angeles comedy and animation scene with members stationed at Cartoon Network, and one who’s even created characters on Rick and Morty. It’s through these affiliations that Justin Roiland comes to star in their new music video, “Hateful Goo”.

The video follows Roiland, as a lovable, scruffy character who is sucked into a menacing arcade game populated by The Manx themselves, and quickly reduced to goo. The stop motion visual was created by the bands drummer, Max Winton, and features sound design by their banjo player Tommy Meehan. It’s the first single off the groups forthcoming album, Malibu Slime – an 11 track opus recorded and produced by Toshi Kasai (The Melvins, Tool, Foo Fighters) that sees the band hone their surrealist thrash-punk, a la like-minded shredders and friends Surfbort & Fartbarf.

In creating Malibu Slime, The Manx teamed up with celebrated photographer Parker Day to create their iconic album art. They’ve also enlisted Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Swamp Thing) to star in a forthcoming video, and Justin Pearson of The Locust handles guest vocal duties on another standout. Did we already mention Justin Roiland, the creator of Rick and Morty? It’s a star-studded cast they’ve enlisted to fill out this record, and the results capture their “Goo Punk” aesthetic perfectly.

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