Saturday Saints Crash Your Party With A Bunch Of Egyptian Skateboarders

The New York rockers are on a roll with the latest video from their Anhedonia album.


Saturday Saints give you a Crash course in skateboarding with their eye-popping, action-packed new video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest single from the New York rockers’ outstanding debut album Anhedonia — which they premiered HERE earlier this summer — the searing and propulsive Crash arrives accompanied by a vibrant, cinematic clip featuring Egyptian skateboarding pioneers SkateImpact.

Directed by filmmaker and skateboarder Yassin Koptan, the video is a cornucopia of reckless hijinks and madcap stunts inspired by the song’s lyrics and vibe, all captured in dazzling fashion by Koptan and his team of droogs. Based in Alexandria, SkateImpact was founded in 2005 by skaters for skaters. At the time, it was nearly impossible to be a skateboarder in Egypt — the region suffered from a severe lack of boards — and SkateImpact opened as the first skate shop in the country, single-handedly filling the demand. Since its inception, it has become Egypt’s No. 1 skateboarding hub, has helped evolve skate culture from sport to art form and sponsors some of the best skaters in the world. While the skaters and the band exist on opposite sides of the world, their shared punk spirit and DIY attitude brought them together, proving that skateboarding and distortion-driven rock are two sides of the same flippin’ coin.

Saturday Saints formed in the ’90s, and quickly gained a loyal following thanks to a fierce sonic attack refined through extensive gigging in the N.Y.C. club circuit. By the early ’00s, the band were mainstays in iconic haunts like CBGB, Mercury Lounge, Acme Underground, Arlene’s Grocery and the Hard Rock Cafe. In 2002, they were voted one of the Top Five Unsigned Bands in N.Y.C. on 102.7 WNEW’s Ron & Fez Show. The following year they recorded their signature version of Weezer‘s Tired of Sex for Cleopatra Records’ cult album A Punk Tribute to Weezer.

Standing in contrast to its downbeat title — the medical condition Anhedonia is the inability to enjoy pleasurable experiences or activities — the New York rockers’ 10-track release administers an invigorating shot of pure musical adrenaline. Anchored by arena-sized riffs and energized beats, laced with anthemic choruses and soaring vocals, these massive tracks — including standouts like Inside Out, Keep Away and the title cut — fuse dark alt-rock with dashes of punk, grunge and more. From its opening salvo to its final fadeout, Anhedonia offers a 33-minute respite from the tumult and uncertainty of our contemporary dystopia, cutting through the noise with searing intensity and laser-focused precision, and blasting away your 21-century blues with its cocktail of classic songcraft and relentless, swaggering propulsion.

Saturday Saints’ influence and impact extends beyond the world of music. The band not only served as inspiration for the film No Alternative, but were also prominently featured on its soundtrack. The movie won Best Soundtrack at the Paris Art and Movie Awards in 2019, which propelled the band back into pop culture and got the attention of Rhyme & Reason Records.

Experience Anhedonia below, and worship at the altar of Saturday Saints on their website, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.