Toronto’s favorite group of indie rockers The Rest have always shown a certain flare for making tunes that generate wild imagery in one’s mind. Now they have brought a new flavor of obscurity to the moving pictures (a.k.a. music videos, google “MTV in the 80’s”). Yes, they are showing off again, but they have branched off into a new zone of creativity by providing an updated soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s cult classic film “The Lady Vanishes” with their stellar track of the same name.
The Rest’s void filling sophomore release Everyone All At Once, which I recently reviewed, certainly fits the Hitchcock-ian aura. And “The Lady Vanishes” has a video that is an outstanding homage to the grandfather of mystery. Through beautiful lyrics and well trimmed excerpts (courtesy of master editor Adam Bentley), a great six minute epitaph has been developed. Once again The Rest have shown that their genius is more than self evident and deserving of admiration by all.