Video Roundup: Lost In The Trees, Archers of Loaf, Run Dan Run
When we’re not busy scouring the Carolinas for new bands and music, the Shuffle staff pretty much sit around the virtual office surfing for
porn work-related regional music videos. Lo and behold, this week’s been the veritable celluloid/digital bonanza!
Take “Red,” for instance, the first video from the highly anticipated A Church That Fits Our Needs by Anti- recording artists Lost In the Trees. Shot in disorienting dream-like stop-motion, the NSFW (golden areolas!) video was directed and produced by the band and CreatoDestruco Imagery. It’s meant to mirror both the lo- and hi-fi recording of the song as well as the record’s themes of life, death and renewal. The album drops on March 20, by the way.
Meanwhile, over in the Merge vault, explorers have located two ancient VHS Archers of Loaf videos from the Vee Vee LP, coincidentally set to be reissued Feb. 21. The reefer-smoking slackers get vintage low-budget stock video treatment in director Norwood Cheek’s “Underachievers March and Fight Song” from ’96, while “Harnessed in Slums” taps into a certain famous video’s vibe – had “Smells Like Teen Spirit” been shot at Bingo Nite instead of at Anarchist High – in director Grady Cooper’s 1995 video.
“Underachievers March and Fight Song“
Finally, Charleston’s Run Dan Run took to the streets of their homebase to shoot the video for the first single of the band’s buzz-generating (and BSS-influenced) sophomore release, Normal. “Lovesick Animal” was directed by the band’s Dan McCurry and features a rather disgruntled-in-love ursine.