Louisville-based dream-pop band Twin Limb have announced their first full-length album, Haplo, with a video for a new track titled “The Weather.” Additionally, the trio is scheduled to tour with Jim James this fall, both as his opening band and backing band.
The combination of spacey instrumentation and declarative, observational lyrics (“The hardest part for us is when the dogs are sleeping”) gives “The Weather” a warmth, and W.G. Rickel’s video follows suit. The colorful strobes and band member headshots that dominate the clip come across as honest and vulnerable. Here’s what Twin Limb had to say about the video:
“The Weather” was written when we were going through some big life changes and addresses internal restlessness in contrast with the external world. Our video producer, W.G. Rickel, captured these memories and thoughts with the illuminated scanner that he built for the purpose of shooting the video. He was able to create a surreal landscape that we interacted with while shooting, there are no digital visual effects.
Rickel also offered some background:
All effects, colors, and imagery exit in-camera and were achieved through a combination of analog techniques. Forced perspective between multiple elements helped create a sense of framing and composition while the suspended LED halo gave us a chance to dramatically alter imagery by strobing and changing color. The echoed rings and repeating shapes were shot through a sheet (sometimes two) of diffraction film- the same stuff that makes those kooky fireworks glasses so cool. not to mention bubbles and confetti.. we used a lot of confetti. -- Stereogum
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