The WOOLEN MEN – ” Temporary Monument “

Posted: September 20, 2015 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The video was shot on location in Budapest, Hungary and Lima, Peru winter 2005
From the album “Temporary Monument” out now on Woodsist Records. “Our hometown has been buried under an avalanche of condos and pointless businesses catering to the newly rich. Noise complaints shut down our shows and pull the plug on countless DIY venues. The places where we lived are being torn down; the rent keeps climbing up. Born too soon or too late, the recession’s effect on our youth was as invisible as it it was profound.


Woolen Men are a band from Portland, OR that play lo-fi jams anybody with ears can get down with. Their video for “Temporary Monument” directed by Lawton Browning shows a compilation of very cool monument videos from different places around the world. It’s a strange dichotomy dichotomy; the bouncy, fun kind of rock of Woolen Men cast against the large shadows of these giant statues in Budapest and Lima, Even though the track is fun, maybe it all digs at a deeper point: are our human bodies just temporary monuments for life? The video seems to suggest that, going from all these huge statues and people looking at them to a large grave site filled with tombstones and markers. The singer yells “Temporary Monument” while these shots happen. Who said you can’t be thoughtful and have fun to a song? Music today is rendered powerless — white noise made in the echo chamber, for the great Smooth Face that gazes once and moves on. So here it comes, . The internet is sham: Temporary Monument, we made it for ourselves.


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