Legend of the Golden Motorcycle
July 12, 2012 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Five Seconds and Patient are two new videos from Twin Shadow that tell the story of a motorcycle gang called The Teds.

Both were directed by Keith Musil.

The songs are off of Twin Shadow's second album, Confess - a follow-up to his 2010 album Forget (which had videos for Castles in the Snow, Slow, and At My Heels).

Full previews of both albums are available at the band's site.
posted by codacorolla (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
A lot of chillwave/'smooth-fi' acts make me feel kind of gross because of the slatherings of nostalgia of nostalgia of nostalgia, but there's something deeper going on with Twin Shadow's work that really really does it for me. "Slow" was especially good.
posted by dunkadunc at 4:29 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


SMOOTH-FI? I guess things have gotten pretty out of hand with chillwave.
posted by azarbayejani at 4:36 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


SMOOTH-FI? I guess things have gotten pretty out of hand with chillwave.

This feeling I have, is it when you realise you used to be with it, and then what I'm with isn't it anymore -- and it becomes strange and scary?
posted by Dark Messiah at 4:46 PM on July 12, 2012


And so does the torch of "modern music" get passed to the next generation.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:48 PM on July 12, 2012


Slow has been a long favorite, especially the video. It is a beautiful and repulsive thing, and I'd hire the guy to be my drummer in a heartbeat five seconds. Forget was originally available to download for a buck; it was easily the best deal of 2010.
posted by carsonb at 5:00 PM on July 12, 2012


(And does this mean I have to take Patient off my MeFiSwap mix? I thought I was going pretty deep into the album, not picking off the second single. Hm.)
posted by carsonb at 5:01 PM on July 12, 2012


Damn it, it's enough that there's a radio show, now they have a motorcycle gang too?!
posted by mykescipark at 5:19 PM on July 12, 2012


Interesting; I found Five Seconds pretty unengaging the first time I heard it a couple of days ago but it seems fairly compelling now. Maybe I've just come round to things that vaguely remind me of Top Gun in the meantime.
posted by MUD at 5:20 PM on July 12, 2012


This feeling I have, is it when you realise you used to be with it, and then what I'm with isn't it anymore -- and it becomes strange and scary?

I used to have a radio show called "bro-fi" that was all about chillwave. In only two years it has completely outgrown me. Or the other way around.
posted by azarbayejani at 5:58 PM on July 12, 2012


I really liked Washed Out until I realized it was all slowed-down samples of other people's songs. I'm actually getting a little tired of people describing my own music as chillwave, because when it comes down to it, I don't feel like chillwave as a genre is really of any substance.

Is anyone going to be remembering Washed Out's "Life of Leisure" in 12 years like people today remember "Music Has A Right To Children"?

And don't get me started on the all-girl "surf" bands with "Beach" in the title.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:06 PM on July 12, 2012


Anyone going to the NYC Twin Shadow show?
posted by griphus at 6:24 PM on July 12, 2012


i dont live in nyc
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:20 PM on July 12, 2012


carsonb & duncadunc:

The Slow video is a kind of homage to a series of weirdly dark ads Calvin Klein put out in the 90s: youtube.
posted by flippant at 11:54 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


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