Mar 11, 2010

Kissing the Beehive

In a rather surprising move, Wolf Parade's epic prog-rock exercise "Kissing the Beehive" finally gets the video treatment. Treatment is the operative word here: the video features only a few actual minutes of music from the 11 minute monolith. Instead, we get a frustrated Carey Mercer, the lunatic/frontman of the Frog Eyes, moping on a beach surfboard in hand. When the music finally arrives, we watch a man in a wetsuit whip the ocean until the scene abruptly cuts to night. A coven of prawn people congregate on the beach, kidnap Carey Mercer, and, presumably, sacrifice him, his blood squirting dramatically across his surfboard. Seriously:

The video was directed by Matt Moroz and Tracy Maurice, the pair behind both the modestly tragic "Shine a Light" and the operatically tragic "I'll Believe in Anything."

There are rumors swirling that Wolf Parade will be announcing a new album sometime soon. This seems likely because a) the band have a short European tour starting in May and b) Spencer Krug has gone over a month now without releasing anything.

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