Saturday, May 14, 2016

Audiovisuals...Unknown Mortal Orchestra- "Can't Keep Checking My Phone"

For a band whose music (and interviews) openly delve into the dark depths of witchcraft and the occult, it's fitting that Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest video depicts all sorts of damnation and turmoil. In his own words, frontman Ruben Nielson describes the video for Can't Keep Checking My Phone as such: [the song] is so full of sounds and its lyrics are so elusive so I decided that one idea wouldn’t do the track justice.” In opposition to the song’s upbeat funk-induced sounds, the montage of entitled hysterias elicit nothing of the sort, though they do serve as safe, vicarious ways of experiencing oddities like capgras syndrome and hybristophilia.

Moral of the story? There are worse things in life than someone not responding to your text.

+ Warning: This video contains a very brief segment of nudity.

+ Also, catch a live version of this track from UMO's KEXP studio sessions. [Link]

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