Friday, August 24, 2007

Sometimes I'm actually wrong

Turns out I can't stop watching the "Peacebone" video by Animal Collective. I guess some part of me likes watching aliens shoot out of mouths (what other video image could possibly accompany the screaming that occurs at that point in the song anyway?).

I have no clue what this song is about but its hooked me in, mainly with those well-timed female backing vox. And I'm a sucker for chunky lyrics that shouldn't really flow together but somehow do...

Nonsense or brilliance beyond my comprehension?:
"Well half of my fingers
are dipped in the sand
You're progressin letters that you use to cook your broccoli
The other side of takeout is mildew on rice"

And what's not to like about the video... its a love story, it utilizes great filming techniques, it incorporates suspense... and its got strange and unusual teeth and some good ol' rural hijinx (like mailbox-smashing baseball)!

Put together, this song and those visuals clearly work well as a unit. I had the song on repeat during the commute today - high honours indeed!

Check out how poor a job youtube does in capturing alien intricacies... here's the high resolution video available on the Director's website: Timothy Saccenti

And snag the song while you can...MP3 Peacebone by Animal Collective

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