1. Kyle Michel Sullivan says

    Here we go — another dead homosexual by semi-suicide. Never seen that before…well…at least not since the 70s, when it was still cool to bash faggots and suggest all queers will kill themselves. Imagine how many gay kids will see this and wonder if that’s where they’ll wind up, too?

    Great going, guys. You should really be proud. Not.

  2. AdamA says

    Not sure what’s going on with that ending, but the song and visuals are a pretty decent Baltimora / Men at Work -style campfest, and I like those aspects.

  3. DrJWL says

    Wow, KYle Michael blah blah blah you really took that music video seriously. Maybe you should relax a bit, you’re embarrassing yourself.

  4. JCMS says

    I like it. It is very reminscent of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s last film based on the Jean Genet book “Querelle de Brest” in the way it treat the sailor’s encounters in the bar and outside when the men approach. There was similarly great ingrigue about thie new sailor coming into the bar, some who fixated on trying to get him for themselves, and the-always present threat of violence against Querelle. I think it is very well done for this young band, and I would recommend that anyone who hasn’tseen it watch the film “Querelle.”

  5. Dback says

    Yeah, I caught those “Querelle” references, too. Terrific video up till the bummer ending (why didn’t he find a hunky lighthouse guy, or even a triton/merman?), but the song sounds very early 80’s (which could be a good or bad thing, depending…), and the lead singer’s voice is an acquired taste. I think I still like that Grizzly Bear video for “Two Weeks” best as a benchmark for this sort of thing.

  6. db says

    The sailor didn’t commit suicide–he fell backwards off the tower (and considering the fantasy nature of the video can we even really think he died?)

    Also, as for the Brad Davis spinning in his grave–you do know that Brad Davis commited suicide?

  7. db says

    Great, all the comments on this site. More people who spend their lives sitting around at their computers or phones making nasty comments on people who are actually doing work. The internet is sad.

  8. Perkin Warbeck says

    BT: “Is this the Moldovian Eurovision entry?”

    BWHAHAHAHAHA! Totes funnee!

    And, yes… probably! (Though it’s 1 min and some too long for Eurovision… but a quick cut of the instrumental bit and hey presto! Baku here they come!)

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