Guitarist Marc Ribot is a man so prolific that it’s impossible to assign him a genre. Whether rock, jazz, world, or experimental, his music always bears the mark of a master.
Ceramic Dog, his outfit with Shahzad Ismaily and Ches Smith of Secret Chiefs 3, plays a brand of guitar-driven experimental rock that speaks to the body. Your foot taps, the distortion wails, and before you know it, you’re sunk into the voodoo haze of an auditory bayou.
“Lies My Body Told Me” is the first track on the band’s sophomore album, and it’s also its most bluesy and direct. Featuring the band performing through a curtain of lo-fi imagery, its video is a plaintive ode to the ways in which the body betrays the mind, with biology trumping life and logic.