The official video for 'At My Heels', the latest single by New York's Twin Shadow, has been given its global premiere online via the website of its acclaimed directors.
Taking inspiration from DVD audio commentaries, 'The Directors' have provided their own sound bites to accompany the painstakingly rendered film. Allegedly inspired by the band's internet celebrity, 'At My Heels' features previously unseen footage of the Blogosphere, the iconic Blue Ladder and heart-warming snippets of the Siberian Tiger. As with so much of their work, the video was very much a labour of love for the talented duo who make their first and last foray into music films.
A word from 'The Directors':
"Twin Shadow challenged us to make a film that was highly diseased, something sick, something bacterially infected, something wrought with viruses. He wanted us to take this film to its last remaining breath, knocking on heaven's door while gasping for air within inches of life, and then REVIVE and REVEAL it to the world. He also wanted us to think outside the browser. Little did we know that we were entering something so stark and so dark. Although it was our first foray into music films and almost certainly will be our last, we look back at the undertaking with a sense of accomplishment and artful wonder.
And it certainly has gone viral. To paraphrase Elvis, who shared our fondness for tigers, "10,000,000 blogs can't be wrong".
"There is no key to my gate" was a challenge for us to go deeper then we had ever gone before. The grand reveal of the Siberian. The arm reveal during the first entrance into the blogosphere. The Green Face. We COULD go on and on. Each historical moment within this film is forever ingrained in our minds and hearts, and brings us one step closer to opening the "gate" which Twin Shadow eludes to that leads, eventually, to the doors of perception.
It should be known that we had initially planned on a shot of George's heels as the very last shot, a controversial achillean ending and a nod to Bergman's "The Seventh Seal", nodding to "The Last Temptation of Christ". The label rejected this idea."
In other news, the band tour America with Pains of Being Pure At Heart in April, before returning to Europe in May. A full list of dates below:
1st Apr - Black Cat, Washington
2nd Apr - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
4th Apr - 40 Watt Club, Athens
5th Apr - The Earl, Atlanta
6th Apr - Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham
7th Apr - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
8th Apr - Fitzgerald's, Houston
9th Apr - Emo's, Austin
12th Apr - VFW, Santa Fe
18th Apr - The Cellar Door, Visalia
19th Apr - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
20th Apr - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
22nd Apr - The Crocodile, Seattle
25th Apr - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
26th Apr - Turner Hall, Milwaukee
27th Apr - Lincoln Hall, Chicago
28th Apr - Lincoln Hall, Chicago
29th Apr - Rhino's, Bloomington
30th Apr - The Basement, Columbus
2nd May - Daniel Street, Milford
3rd May - Paradise Rock Club, Boston
6th May - Webster Hall, New York
11th May - The Scala, London - Buy Tickets
12th May - Corn Exchange, Brighton - Buy Tickets
13th May - Olympic, Nantes
14th May - Machine, Paris - Buy Tickets
15th May - Sulumeria della Musica, Milan - Buy Tickets
17th May - Panorama Bar, Frankfurt - Buy Tickets
18th May - Babylon, Istanbul
19th May - Zakk, Dusseldorf - Buy Tickets
20th May - Introducing @ Magnet, Berlin
21st May - London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
22nd May - Nuits Botanique, Brussels - Buy Tickets
25th May - Lux, Lisbon - Buy Tickets
26th May - Oporto Estaleiro, Portugal - Buy Tickets
27th May - Primavera, Barcelona - Buy Tickets