Video of The Day: The Birds of Night

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video Of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

For any number of reasons, the state of Texas is home to quite a concentration of rather good psych rock bands. New on my Lone Star love list is Denton's The Birds of Night, who appeared to me today like the sweetest visage of an oasis in the driest of desolate deserts. I'm a willing Alice when it comes to the rabbithole that is their video for "Blacklight," a whirlwind of color and groovy, graphic shapes and other special things. As for the song itself, it's a burst of impetuous, restless wizardry. Wailing guitars take on an almost shamanic feel, and it's not hard to believe this song has origins in the occult. Definitely not something to be watched just once.      

[posted 10.17.17]


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