For their 2013 album …Like Clockwork, QOTSA commissioned British artist Boneface to provide drawings which were then stylistically animated by Liam Brazier. Totalling 15 minutes, the animation is divided into 5 tracks from the (then) forthcoming album with the animations “chronicling a solitary protagonist making their way through a city-beyond-saving.” “The tales rupture into one another to create a jarring narrative of violence and debauchery.”
As well as being cool as fuck, this is an example of bands sourcing a coherent visual identity for an individual release. Boneface’s illustrations serve as the album artwork, music videos and live visuals. A consistent motif through the artwork are the carrion crows which are often cut to, representing the decay of the world Boneface creates. Here, the birds are a reminder of death.