Kevin Chow, Sophie Mark and I caught up with sisters Jennifer and Jessica ‘Jessie’ Calvin of the band Bleached before their show at EBF on Wednesday 2/20. Even though we only had 15 minutes to chat before our legs fell asleep from sitting on the floor outside a bathroom and the girls had to go and soundcheck, we managed to hear about the symbolism of their last dreams, a riotous show in a fancy Princeton library that involved calling a painting of one of their New Light Presbytarian founders ‘daddy’ all night, and being creeped out by gender-neutral bathrooms.
director: Arni & Kinski
The video opens with an almost Buddhist serenity, tension crackling between the gravelly feedback and the sparkling piano melodies.
director: Inga Birgisdóttir
This week things get meta. Here’s a story I constructed about the video Inga Birgisdóttir constructed about Varuo, the second track on Sigur Ros’ album Valtari.
I’ll take any excuse to write a series about Sigur Rós. Right now they’re releasing a set of twelve videos by different filmmakers that illustrate what the songs on Sigur Ros’ new album, Valtari, make them think of.