WATCH THE NEW DIRTY PROJECTORS VIDEO: GUN HAS NO TRIGGER
Dirty Projectors | 08/06/12
Here is something to provide some colour and beauty to what, if you are in the UK at least, is a pretty dismal morning. Yes, in support of Swing Lo Magellan, Dirty Projectors' new album out July 9th, the band has unveiled a stunning video for lead single "Gun Has No Trigger". The video marks scarily talented band centrepiece David Longstreth's directorial debut.
Have a watch right here, and then afterwards we have a few thoughts from the man himself about the video.
GUN HAS NO TRIGGER is about the possibility for true dissent, and how I can't figure
out what that could be. What is a 2012 Exodus from the Society of the Spectacle (to mix
language Situationist and Rastafari)?
So we made a video from the iconography of the default profile image used by Facebook
and Gmail, and also the look of the classic Apple iPod commercials.
The colors in the background are the ones I think of when I hear the harmonies of Amber
and Haley (via experimental synesthesia).
The band is releasing a limited edition Gun Has No Trigger Tablet Of Values vinyl single. The 8" square 200gm thick tablet features the single on the A side and an etching of the song's lyrics translated into Sumerian Akkadian Cuneiform by Dr. M. Willis Monroe on the B-side.