Friday, February 15, 2013
Video: Super Wild Horses-Alligator
Fifteen from Super Wild Horses was one of my favorite releases back in 2010, a collection of tunes that lay at the intersection of the sparse, post-punky sound Vivian Girls use to have and fellow Australian brethren Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Then after it's release, silence. That is, until yesterday, with announcement that their second album Crosswords and the video for the opening track "Alligator". Woo! "Alligator", on the surface, is just as simple as the tracks Super Wild Horses made in the past, nothing but guitar, drums, and intertwining vocals from the duo. However, there is an added sheen to "Alligator"; the production has been upped, and with it the darker undercuts that usually lay more deeply hidden within their songs. It's personified by the song's video, which appears to be a silly video of the band members being smeared with shaving cream, but looking at the editing and feel of the video, there's a bleaker edge attached to it than you would think.
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Pre-order Crosswords soon here, from Dot Dash/Remote Control Records