Monday, April 6, 2009

Empire of the Sun

So if you've been watching MTV over the last month or so, you might have seen this film clip:

It's a track called "Walking on a Dream" by an Australian band called Empire of the Sun. It certainly stands out on MTV against the endless stream of Chris Brown and Katie Perry filmclips. The video is really nicely shot on location in Shanghai, and the guys in the band are totally over-the-top. I can't figure out if they're treating the whole thing as one big joke or not, but whatever, the result is a great, crazy, ridiculous, farcical, sublime, inspired filmclip.

An old friend of mine from university just sent me through their latest clip, which was apparently shot in Mexico. The guys have continued with their crazy style and costumes, and the result is just as great as their first effort:

According to their YouTube channel, both videos were shot by a guy called Josh Logue of Mathematics. I've just checked out the Mathematics website, and their body of work is pretty stunning. They've done a filmclip for Architecture in Helsinki that was stop-motion animation, made entirely out of needlework stitching. They also do a lot of concert posters etc.

So enjoy the new music, I hope you like it all as much as I do..

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