SPEEDY ORTIZ – ” My Dead Girl “

Posted: December 3, 2015 in MUSIC
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David Lynch fans are a very dedicated group, and the members of the indie rock band Speedy Ortiz are now among them. When it came time to make the video for “My Dead Girl,” the final video from their sophomore album, Foil Deer, band mates and film school alums Mike Falcone and Darl Fermwanted to create a crime story with an atmospheric feel. “More dreamy and noir than James Bond,” says Falcone. Director and cinematographer Elle Schneider—a veritable cinematic encyclopedia and co-inventor of the Digital Bolex—felt that Lynch’s Twin Peaks was both dreamy and creepy, and set out to fashion lead singer/songwriter Sadie Dupuis as a new version of Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper.

See the results, above, in this exclusive premiere of the “My Dead Girl.”

As Schneider explains, “Lynch’s masterful style, while often blanketly described as surreal, comes from a more idealistic viewpoint of willfully, almost forcefully, naive wonder about the world that isn’t often explored when his work is referenced or homaged.”

And although there are puppets in the video as well, Schneider explains that they were used as key characters in order to keep the tone intact and not for the sake of comedy. “They seemed like something that could feasibly appear in a dreamy state,” she says.

Dupuis – who’s lately been dressing herself for shows in skorts from American Two Shot – doubles as characters in Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet. And as the group readies for their next tour, where all proceeds will be going to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation, Dupuis explains that they simply wanted to remind people to be kind and charitable as 2015 comes to a close. “Do unto others as you would have rock bands do unto you, right?”

Foil Deer is for sale at iTunes and Carpark Records.

Speedy Ortiz
Sadie Dupuis: guitar, synths, vocals
Darl Ferm: bass, guitar
Michael Falcone: drums, piano, vocals
Devin McKnight: guitar

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