With their new album set to be released in a few weeks, I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (affectionally known simply as iDKHOW) have shared the video for its title track, ‘Razzmatazz.’ The narrative of iDKHOW traces the band’s existence to 30 plus years ago, an outfit placed between the 70s and 80s that never got their big break.
In line with the extensive lore under the belt of iDKHOW, the clip for ‘Razzmatazz’ was filmed using only vintage lo-fi VHS equipment. Directed by Everett Fitch, the duo that is iDKHOW perform in front of clips from experimental films and early computer generated images from the late 1970s. It’s lucky for us that the tunes are now re-surfacing, what with the mysterious and intriguing depth that underpins the backstory of the act.
There is more to come in the storyline of iDKHOW, which will hopefully be revealed leading up to the October 16 release of debut album Razzmatazz. It all started with frontman Dallon Weekes (ex-Panic! At The Disco, The Brobecks) and partner Ryan Seaman (ex-Falling In Reverse) teaming up. Recovered video footage of the project began dropping back in 2017, before the 1981 Extended Play from the group was officially shared in 2018. The videos that have accompanied the releases span the years of 1964 to 1983, unveiled out of sequence and studied intently by fans trying to unfurl the workings of iDKHOW.
For now, the video for the record’s title track offers a new concept to study. “We are proud to share the latest visual for ‘Razzmatazz’ (the song)” is all the band offered, “in cooperation with TELLEXX. Watch, enjoy, and prepare for ‘Razzmatazz’ (the album).” TELLEXX is a company involved with iDKHOW, teased by the act consistently in their releases. To delve more into the story, you can actually hit up a fan-created site detailing what we know so far over here.