Uniform “The Shadow of God’s Hand” Video

Uniform Drop new video for “The Shadow of God’s Hand.” The track is off the New York City band's LP Shame, now out on Sacred Bones
Uniform photo by Ebru Yildiz

Uniform have shared a new John Bradburn – directed video for “The Shadow of God’s Hand.” The clip arrives ahead just ahead of their first North American tour, since the release of their lauded 2020 release Shame. Vocalist Michael Berdan explains, “The central theme behind ‘The Shadow of God’s Hand’ are the inherent contradictions present in conventional Christianity. I was brought up with this idea of ‘act right or you’re going to hell.’ I’ve listened to family members as they worried themselves to tears over the fate of a loved one’s soul. To me, the concept of a punitive God is antithetical to the comfort I derive from a spiritual practice. Does God serve to comfort or chastise? Does following Christ’s teachings serve to create a kinder, more equitable world or have those teachings become so perverted that they simply stand as tools of control? For many, there is a fine line in their belief structure between salvation and damnation. This song attempts to touch on these paradoxes.”

Uniform’s Michael Berdan and Ben Greenberg have bulldozed a path to the forefront of the underground. Through their various projects and Greenberg’s production work (Bing & Ruth, Pharmakon, Johann Johannson and many more). For the first time, vocalist Michael Berdan made a conscious decision to include lyrics which focus on the static state of an antihero as he mulls over his life in the interim between major events, just existing in the world. Shame also marks the debut of Mike Sharp on drums. This time around, they’ve joined forces with Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Sun O))), Earth).

Uniform
U.S. Tour

10/20: Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
10/21: Boston, MA – Cambridge Elks Lodge
10/22: Berlin, CT – Berlin VFW
10/23: Washington, D.C. – DC9
10/24: Durham, NC – The Pinhook
10/26: Atlanta, GA – 529
10/27: Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records
10/29: San Antonio, TX – Events *
10/30: Austin, TX – Levitation
10/31: Albuquerque, NM – Sister
11/01: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
11/02: Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
11/03: San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11/04: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11/05: Seattle, WA – Vera Project
11/06: Boise, ID – Neurolux
11/07: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/08: Denver, CO – HQ
11/10: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11/11: Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
11/12: Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA

All shows w/ Portrayal of Guilt & Body Void
*w/ Portrayal of Guilt & Code Orange (no Body Void)

Uniform UK/EU
Tour

04/05: Budapest, HUN – Aurora
04/06: Brno, CZ – Kabinet Muz
04/07: Wien, AT – Chelsea
04/08: Innsbruck, AT – PMK
04/09: Winterthur, CH – Gaswerk
04/10: Geneva, CH – Cave 12
04/12: Lille, FR – La Malterie
04/13: Paris, FR – Supersonic
04/14: London, UK – Electrowerkz
04/15: Manchester, UK – The White Hotel
04/16: Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
04/17: Glasgow, UK – Audio
04/18: Nottingham, UK – The Chameleon Arts
04/19: Ramsgate, UK – Ramsgate Music Hall
04/20: Brussels, BE – Botanique
04/23: Leipzig, DE – Soltmann
04/24: Berlin, DE – Kantine Berghain
04/26: Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
04/27: Goteborg, SWE – Skjulet
04/28: Stockholm, SWE – HUS7
04/30: St. Petersburg, RUS – Serdce
05/01: Moscow, RUS – Bumazhnaya Fabrika
05/02: Tallinn, EST – Sveta Baar
05/03: Riga, LV – DEPO
05/04: Vilnius, LI – XI20
05/06: Warsaw, PL – Chmury
05/07: Prague, CZ – Underdogs

All shows w/ Pinkish Black

Order Shame by Uniform HERE