STREET LEVEL VIDEO PREMIERE: BRAND NEW CLIP FOR ALBUM’S TITLE TRACK, DIRECTED BY JENNIFER BAICHWAL AND NICK DE PENCIER (ANTHROPOCENE, LONG TIME RUNNING), NOW PLAYING IN SOUNDSCAPES’ WINDOW.
WATCH IT HERE.
“This resolutely unconventional Canadian sextet resumes production of intoxicatingly crafted sonic spaces and vivid imagery on its first album since 2004.” – Big Takeover Magazine
Bash through the trees at canis lupus level with “Here Come The Wolves,” a new video for the title track to Rheostatics’ album, out today.
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, the team behind Anthropocene (TIFF’s Best Canadian film this time last year) and Long Time Running, the video for “Here Come The Wolves” captures the song’s multitudes. With a grindstone-hewn art rock brutalism, the team uses the forge as metaphor for lyrical themes, which speak to the grinding crush of authoritarian power, and analog for the band itself, the industrial moil of being a band for nearly four decades.
Then, the video melts into abstraction as Tielli takes over and the song dissolves into moonlight ripples. Acoustic guitar, shivery strings and poetic misanthropy. In other words, signature Tielli.
To wrap it up, Rheostatics swing back around into shiny 70s pop rock. At last night’s in-store album release, Q&A host Laurie Brown asked each band member to describe their favourite moments on the album by others; Bidini zeroed in on Tim Vesely’s harmonies at the song’s conclusion.
Stay tuned to hear the complete conversation on a future episode of Laurie Brown’s Pondercast.
ABOUT MERCURY FILMS
Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, the founders of Mercury Films Inc., have been making award winning, critically acclaimed documentaries and films for two decades. Their subjects are eclectic, skewed to art and philosophy, and try to extend formal boundaries without being inaccessible.
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