We thought this Chris Curtis-directed video for “Every Year So Different” by Cornershop featuring TRWBADOR was an appropriate choice for the Christmas installment of Film At 11. Says Curtis of the clip, “The song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone bucolic happenings and into the inner mind of a cuckoo-clock jukebox. Clockwork feline hosts and floating bears fill a festive snow-globe world inspired by the rosy nostalgia of ’50s and ’60s American greetings cards. Scratching back and forth, the video serves up a wistful and warm classic.” Amen, brother. Happy holidays!
Hopefully you caught Jason Lytle on his recent tour opening for Band Of Horses, supporting his excellent Dept. Of Disappearance (Anti-). The Grandaddy frontman heads to Europe for a headlining string of dates starting February 2 in London. In the meantime, watch the video for Dept. Of Disappearance track “Somewhere There’s A Someone” below.
MAGNET fave Balmorhea recently released fifth album Stranger (Western Vinyl), and it’s the instrumental band’s best to date. The Austin sextet is done touring for the year but will head to Europe for a month starting March 19 in Germany. Until then, check out the Jack Coleman-directed video for Stranger track “Days.”
Cult frontman Ian Astbury approached S4lem to remix “Elemental Light,” off Choice Of Weapon (Cooking Vinyl). He then asked director/fine artist Kostas Seremetis to make a visual element for the remix. Check it out below. Says Astbury, “The sentiment of this film captures the loss of wilderness, and a generation trying to make sense of the trash heap they have inherited. It evokes nature versus man, that struggle [and] desire to control nature and ultimately death.”
Drums frontman Jonny Pierce recently completed a solo album on which he wrote, recorded and produced everything. Says Pierce of the LP, “I wanted to be as self-indulgent as possible with this album. This is pop done the way I think it should be done.” The as-yet-untitled LP is out next year, but he just released its first single, “I Didn’t Realise.” Watch the video for it below.