Watch Avalanches-Inspired Short Film "The Was," Which Uses 100 Movies And TV Shows Cut To "Wildflower"
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:27:45
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A short film inspired by The Avalanches' new album, Wildflower, has been released on Vimeo. Brooklyn Vegan says, "For a visual companion to what they do (The Avalanches), check out The Was, a 14-minute short that ingeniously intercuts clips of over 100 films, TV shows, as well as concert footage and original animation — all to music from Wildflower. (Is that Tina Weymouth dancing on a subway platform with Tony Manero and The Warriors?) It's pretty magical. While not an official video it does seem to be a collaboration between The Avalanches and Australian video collective Soda_Jerk, and seems like it was probably worked on long before The Avalanches announced the new LP. It also seems like something that is probably not legal, but you can download it here."
The Avalanches second LP is coming out on Friday. It is the group's first record in 16 years and has been at the top of the headlines for weeks. A cast of famed artists are featured throughout the record, including Father John Misty, MF Doom, Ariel Pink, Danny Brown, and a host of others.
The Avalanches have two more tour dates scheduled for this summer. Their next appearance is set to be at Splendor in the Grass in Australia, which occurs from July 22nd through 24th. There next scheduled performance is set to take place at La Route Du Rock in France, which takes places August 11th through 14th.
Watch the video here.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff