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Emeralds' John Elliott shares new video for Drab Majesty's "Cape Perpetua"

Drab Majesty shares new video for “Cape Perpetua”, shot on super 8 and directed by the brilliant John Elliott (Emeralds, Imaginary Softwoods) who comments: “'Cape Perpetua' is a slow-rolling track with tessellating psychedelia which inspired me to channel my Joseph Cornell and late-era Brakhage appreciation. The goal was to capture simple objects moving in and out of stillness reflecting the ebb and flow of the widescreen guitar patterns. Upon discovering a partially dilapidated cemetery near my house, I found spinning pinwheels askew in the ground and late blooming flowers laced with synthetic flowers, all against a backdrop of partly cloudy skies and autumnal foliage. We explored this simple and profound surrealism by performing in-camera lap-dissolves and double exposures in an attempt to marry the ethereal magic of the song with the film we shot. The simplistic nature of Super 8 camera lenses paired with the imperfect nature of Super 8mm film creates a window into a world that feels like a distant cluster of memories, or a dream-like state complete with blurred edges and extemporaneous world-building."

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Drab Majesty's North America tour with Slowdive continues through October 16, with their European tour kicking off October 20.


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