Video: Death Valley Girls, ‘Disco’

Death Valley Girls, from their June album-release show at the Echo (Photo by Mitch Livingston)
Death Valley Girls, from their June show at the Echo (Photo by Mitch Livingston)

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer is starring in a Los Angeles band’s new music video. Only this time, it’s bloody. The video for Death Valley Girls’ single “Disco” was directed by Kansas Bowling, the 20-year-old who as a teenager directed the Troma Entertainment slasher flick “B.C. Butcher,” which was set in prehistoric times. The bloodbath in “Disco” isn’t prehistoric, but it dates to the 1970s and the heyday of Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco on the Sunset Strip. With its occult theme and campy debauchery, it could have only been filmed on Super 8, and it was. “Disco” is from Death Valley Girls’ second album, “Glow in the Dark,” a glam-psych-punk cocktail that spiked has membership in whatever strange cult the L.A. quartet and frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden are leading. Sign us up.

||| Watch: The video for “Disco”

||| Live: Death Valley Girls play Aug. 14 at the Constellation Room and Aug. 26 at the Satellite. They also open for the Coathangers at the El Rey Theatre on Aug. 17. And they play the Desert Daze festival in Joshua Tree, Oct. 14-16.

||| Previously: “Glow in the Dark,” “I’m a Man Too,” live at the Echo