Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Video: A Place To Bury Strangers-And I'm Up
A Place to Bury Strangers, a band I truly should cover more, just dropped the video for their excellent song "And I'm Up", of their under appreciated Worship album. "And I'm Up" might be the band's most melodic to date, an bouncy, Joy Division-esque tune with the band's signature, ungodly noise and fuzz being used to under cut and complex the song, rather than being the song's main focus. However, the video has just the opposite effect, with various fires and bright fireworks burning childhood toys and memories. The video is a stupendous contradiction, as the flames burn everything in sight, they manage to create some perverse beauty out of their destruction, deforming and coloring everything it touches. It helps to mimic the inner darkness and contradictions that lie in "And I'm Up", and is just a visual fest for the eyes.
A Place to Bury Strangers' Website
Buy Worship here, from Dead Ocean