Violent Femmes tip their hat to Milwaukee in their new ‘I’m Nothing’ video

Violent Femmes tip their hat to Milwaukee in their new ‘I’m Nothing’ video

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As the story goes, Violent Femmes’ first big break came in 1981, when they were discovered busking outside of a Pretenders show at the Oriental Theatre. It’s only fitting, then, that the band returns to Milwaukee — and to the scene of that fateful performance — in their new video for “I’m Nothing,” a track from the band’s new album “Hotel Last Resort,” which they’ll release tomorrow.

Violent Femmes | “I’m Nothing”

The track first appeared on the band’s 1994 album “New Times,” but they’ve given it an updated kick with new drummer John Sparrow (who plays on a Weber grill in the video). The video, directed by Josh Adams and featuring skateboarder Stefan Janoski, surrounds the group with local faces, including a few from Radio Milwaukee you might recognize.

Stream it below.

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