The video was directed and edited by Sapient himself, fitting in neatly with the song’s topic: the hard work of being an independent artist. With images of Sape’s life on the road, interacting with fans and driving in vans, plus shots of him with the fam, you get real feeling of what exactly this song is about.

“Tusks!” is the initial album in the “Eaters” series, which Sapient likens to Madlib’s famed “Beat Konducta” records—a mostly instrumental production showcase—only filtered through his vision of Ratatat-esque indie pop and boom-bap power. 

Additional information about Sapient’s music, including his work with the Sandpeople crew and Luckyiam of Living Legends, can be found at

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