Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Postcard From 1952" Video - Explosions In The Sky

Symphonic rock instrumentalists Explosions In The Sky just released an incredible new video for "Postcard From 1952," the dreamily bombastic new single from their most recent album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Matching nostalgic, suburban images with a wandering soundtrack of innocence and energy, the overall effect of "Postcard From 1952" was achieved by directors Annie Gunn and Peter Simonite recreating shots from some vintage polaroids from the 1950s. I love the way the video sets up the syrupy sweet sheen of yesteryear, eases into some unsettling territory and then closes back on a warm and fuzzy note. While Explosions In The Sky do an incredible job of showing that music can convey specific emotions without lyrics, it's cool to see video directors that understand how to tell a story without linear narratives. I really dig the overall sentiment of the video and I'd have to say that the Christmas scenes are my favorites! Well, that and the dog in the glasses. He/she seems like they'd be pretty cool to hang with. 

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