“Red Light Bulb” is an easy favorite off Madeline’s new record, Black Velvet, out now on This Will Be Our Summer Records. The song has a strong electric guitar, strummed powerfully and fronted by Madeline’s deep accented vocals. The song has a new video courtesy the always masterful Clyde Petersen, who recently produced under Do It For The Girls videos for The Thermals and Deerhoof and whom you can hear under the moniker Your Broken Heart.
This video, were it to use actual people rather than dolls and stop-motion photography, would possibly get slapped with the NSFW label. Clyde does a superb job directing and shooting this video, with plenty of obscure angles and plays on focus that one wouldn’t typically think of including in a music video centered around stop-motion photography. In that, the song and video are both true works of art.
This video, along with a few select others (namely Quiet Life’s “Cave Country”/”No Surprise” double video), is one of my favorites of the year thus far.
And while I hate to divert from Madeline, there’s a slight chance Clyde Petersen (who hails, I believe, from Anacortes) may be over at What The Heck Fest this weekend. If you’re in town or around the PNW, don’t miss it Friday through Sunday!
Until then, check out Black Velvet. It’s out on CD, Vinyl and MP3.
Download: “Hurry Up Pronto” by Madeline