“The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue” is off Deerhoof's newest album, The Magic, that's out June 24th on Polyvinyl Records.
Stop-motion improv is probably the slowest form of spontaneity, but even so it allowed the characters and actions to take shape as I was animating them. It was a strange way to animatate, but it felt appropriate for this track. I'm grateful for the freedom Deerhoof gave me to animate in this style and for getting to work with such an interesting tune (both lyrically and musically).
Today, the bright and joyous art-rockers Deerhoof release their new album The Magic, and they’ve also dropped a confounding claymation video for the album track “The Devil And His Anarchic Surrealist Retinue.” Joe Baughman put together the video, and it shows a demon cow escaping the underworld, a bunch of chess pieces having a psychedelic party, and I’m not really sure what all else. It’s pretty surreal. But the sheer work it must’ve taken is staggering, and the images are all completely arresting even if you can’t figure out what’s happening. -- Stereogum
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