Friday, March 30, 2012

"Ladykiller" Video - The Horrible Crowes

Side One Dummy Records posted a great new video for "Ladykiller" by The Horrible Crowes and though I may be a bit biased since it's one of my favorite cuts from Elsie, I've got to say this one looks really, really good. Directed by Kevin Custer (who also did the videos for Gaslight's "The '59 Sound" and "Great Expectations") and shot completely in black and white, "Ladykiller" combines cool slo-mo urban decay imagery with a tight performance filmed at L.A.'s famed Troubadour club. Brian and Ian, ever the dapper duo, look like they are having a really good time and the crowd definitely appears locked into the show as well. Every time a cool band puts out a cool video, there's always a tinge of sadness for the minimal exposure opportunities afforded to it. However, I'm just glad bands are still doing it and doing it so well. "Ladykiller" has a super cool aesthetic to it and my favorite moment is probably the one with the stoic ferris wheel in the background. Keep 'em coming gentlemen!

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