Sammy the Seal

“Turn off the miracle of electric light…. the stars are so high”

In music videos, vinyl on Tuesday, 10 January, 2012 at 14:43

Song: Dumb Animals
Artist: Handsome Furs
Album: Plague Park

Melancholy and morose on the outside, soulful, strong melody via the power of Dan Boeckner’s voice on the inside. On an album marked by subtlety and atmosphere, this is probably the most impenetrable at first. As I myself learned, if you don’t try your hand at initially superficially inaccessible music, you won’t find such beautiful and sad hooks.

A dark and obtuse video? Sounds about right. Lynch-ian, even. Not for those who prefer simple, happy, and linear ideas and concepts.


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