Paul recently hotfooted it down to The Islington to catch Montreal band The Barr Brothers and to interview Brad about their forthcoming album Sleeping Operator (read it here).
One of the hottest tracks on that album is Half Crazy for which they have just unveiled a new video for. Talking about the track Brad said “This song, Half-Crazy, could be described as the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco, and the sweat and electricity of the Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues. That music is like a stem-cell, really open to going in many directions. On this track, we wired the harp through a dirty little amplifier. I played my early 40’s Oahu lap-steel. Andrew uses a loping high-hat feel, and the electric bass pushes the whole thing. The lyrics got a nudge from our friend Nathan Moore–we’re all half-crazy, half clear as a bell.”
Speaking about the video’s unique and up-close imagery, director Kaveh Nabatian explains: “Usually, when we watch a rock band play, we don’t look at the details of how the music is being made. We hear music coming at us, almost magically, from larger-than-life beings singing and playing instruments. With this video, I wanted to deconstruct the way in which the music is actually created: strings vibrating, fingers moving with Olympic agility and precision, tendons flexing, involuntary muscle movements, quivering metal plates. ”
Check the video below:
Live UK Dates
30th August – End of the Road Festival
31st August – Electric Picnic Festival Sold Out
1st September – Brooklyn Bowl, London (w/ Deer Tick)
14th October – The Lexington, London
23rd October – The Castle, Manchester
24th October – Whelan’s, Dublin
25th October – Beach House, Bangor
26th October – Sligo Live Festival, Ireland
28th October – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
29th October – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Sleeping Operator due for release on October 6th.