Thursday, March 31, 2011


Happy New Year - Twins from One Line Creative on Vimeo.

I've watched this Thomas Byrd-directed Happy New Year video at least a dozen times in the past few days since Matt Weiner a.k.a. Twins sent it over. The clip was shot atop the Danbro building, which houses both Newtown Radio and Happy New Year's recording space/studio.

(Coincidentally, the song is also called "Twins" and Byrd is directing the next video for one of Matt's other projects, Featureless Ghost.)

I've been obsessing over the song and the video, especially the visuals which remind me of a much more intelligible My Bloody Valentine clip (no strobe lights, no staticky television fuzz). The song is arresting in its own right, a minimal and dirgeful stomp brightened by Eleanor Logan's silky, echoed "it's about time" vocal hooks. This video reminds me of that feeling where you're a lot more attracted to someone because you can't tell if they're good-looking or not, like you see someone in a certain light and it intrigues you not because they're gorgeous but because they might be and you can't tell. At the very least, this person is striking and induces a strong internal reaction -- they made you stop and stare.

The Twins/Hotel 7" is available from Crikey Records and is available as a free download from bandcamp.