Take a breather, boys — if you haven’t already heard, women are currently creating some of the best alternative rock music in the game, and Seattle-based group Thunderpussy boast tunes just as brazen as their band name. The all-female foursome put their badass personas on display in the video for “Badlands,” directed by Lustre Studios, premiering exclusively through Billboard today (May 4).
As the song’s title might imply, the “Badlands” video takes the ladies of Thunderpussy through arid, rocky terrain, dashing through knee-high weeds in acre-spanning fields nestled among mountains. However, these mountains aren’t from the South Dakota region one might assume, but instead in the band’s own picture-perfect homeland of Washington state.
“Lustre Studios is an incredible production team that goes well beyond expectation,” Thunderpussy frontwoman Molly Sides said. “When we originally started talking about the filming of ‘Badlands,’ we discussed flying to Badlands National Park in South Dakota, but little did we know much of the land we were seeking was right here in our beautiful state of Washington. Lustre spent much time scouting locations and discovered the most stunning spots. Over the course of three days, we found ourselves driving through Electric City, gazing over the monstrous Grand Coulee Dam, running through the canyons of Steamboat Rock State Park and kicking up dirt at the Sand Dunes by Moses Lake. Among the 3,522-acres of beauty and under 200 feet of pounding water, ‘Badlands’ was born.”
The gritty, untamed nature of the visual blends seamlessly with the delightfully raucous rock ‘n’ roll tune. Thunderpussy were built to run wild, whether it be literally through national parks or figuratively in the music scene. “Badlands” just might encourage viewers to do the same.
The band is embarking on a headlining tour this month in support of their forthcoming debut self-titled, slated to drop May 25. Watch the “Badlands” video below.