Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Video: Butterfly Explosion - "Next Year"

Dublin-based shoegazers Butterfly Explosion have posted the new video for their track "Next Year" on YouTube. The video does a good job of balancing humor and pathos - the whole video suggests absurdity on the level of Monty Python, particularly when the runner goes to fill himself up on diesel. And yet, there is a great deal of sadness in that final shot where the runner realizes he can't keep running. All the way, the band appear to be in the middle of a junkyard rocking out randomly. That part of the video doesn't work so well, but this was clearly made on a low budget. Still, the clip is funny and imaginative, sort of like the video for "Karma Police" re-imagined as a quirky comedy like Stranger Than Fiction. See for yourself at the top of the post

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