"DOUBLE VISION" from PORT JUVEE's upcoming release, "CRIMEWAVE"
Canadian post-punk outfit Port Juvee share the new music video for “Double Vision,” premiering right now. The video moves through dizzying space-era visuals that, along with the darkly urgent pace of the track, create a hauntingly nostalgic feel.
In the band's own words: "A montage of flashing visuals from the experimentation and isolation of Cold War-era space travel seemed to match the creepy post punk feel of 'Double Vision' perfectly. There's a somber, almost haunting feel to focus and intensity of the astronauts as they slowly go through the paces, preparing to be shot into space. Some of the footage carries a Kubric style quality to it, which matches up nicely to the effects used throughout the song, as well as the concepts lyrically."
Although Port Juvee embody a sound that is equally indebted to New York City post-punk and California surf garage, the band's stomping grounds are in Calgary. An isolated city that thrives on extremes, the huge vacant buildings downtown take on an eerie feeling after dark and inhabit a post-apocalyptic vibe. This, combined with the band's obsession with gritty 80’s films in the vein of John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, are the essence and source of inspiration for their energetic post punk sound.
Written and recorded in Calgary during a transformative time for the band, CRIMEWAVE is Port Juvee's third studio release and their most dizzying assortment yet. Produced by the band with help from Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend “Contra”), CRIMEWAVE moves seamlessly through the lackadaisical punk of "Bleached Out Soda Pop," "Trapped Under Water’s" pounding garage rhythms and the 80’s-inspired escapism of the title track.
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