Combining roundabouts, zoos and robots, considered some of the very best aspects of Copenhagen, Danish alt-rockers MEW debut the visual accompaniment music video for ‘The Night Believer’, lifted from the band’s current album ” + – ” (plus minus) released earlier this year through Play It Again Sam.
Produced by the UK-based Kestrel Media, the video was conceived by Lianne Pierce who also created the Pixies’ animated video for ‘Bagboy’.Pierce has teamed up with the stop-motion animator Will Hodge (Disney’s “Frankenweenie,” Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox”) to create the ‘The Night Believer’ visuals. Pierce and Hodge set to work crafting 2D, cardboard creatures to cruise around in colorful, plasticine cars, using stop motion and After Effects trickery to bring everything to life. The result is a race between a variety of critters and a towering, hungry robot, all tangled in a myriad of color and accompanied by the cheery tune of ‘The Night Believer.’
You can usually find me traveling, queuing, or at barricade for a band. I am most likely doing all three things in a day.
If I'm not at a concert you can also find me digging through crates for that coveted black disc of vinyl.