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Beach House, Ray Wise, fireworks, and horses: [SLYT] "Beach House have shared a very surreal video for their Bloom single "Wishes", directed by Eric Wareheim (of "Tim and Eric") and starring Ray Wise ("Twin Peaks", "Mad Men"). Wise peforms at what looks like a very, very strange half-time event during a football game." [via: pitchfork]
posted by Fizz (27 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Eric Wareheim. I love Ray Wise.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:18 AM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love Beach House. There's a lot to love in this video.
posted by Fizz at 8:18 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's fantastic. So very Lynchian and, to top it off, he cast Real BOB as the singer!! But when it comes to incongruous lip-synching, the master just can't be beat.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 8:20 AM on March 8, 2013


That was kind of incredible. I'm still working out which kind.
posted by freebird at 8:21 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


OMG, "Bob" is back!
posted by Catblack at 8:23 AM on March 8, 2013


Even years after watching Twin Peaks, I still get a distinct feeling of unease seeing Ray Wise. When he turned up on Mad Men I jumped a mile.
posted by jeudi at 8:27 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Does Ray Wise "do" birthday parties? If so: how much?
posted by Fizz at 8:29 AM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think Ray Wise involves some kind of summoning circle and bloodletting to appear.
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on March 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


The Cremaster is strong in these visuals. Wish we had a nunchuck squad as part of high school marching band!
posted by armacy at 8:56 AM on March 8, 2013


I think when you've overdosed on Justin Bieber, they inject this video directly into your heart to get it going again.
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 9:00 AM on March 8, 2013


I think when you've overdosed on Justin Bieber, they inject this video directly into your heart to get it going again.

Why would you take that first hit of Bieber to begin with!?!
posted by Fizz at 9:07 AM on March 8, 2013


I don't really like Beach House at all, but that was a pretty cool video.
posted by codacorolla at 9:11 AM on March 8, 2013


I saw Beach House open for the Clientele in 2007 at a little art gallery space in Phoenix, AZ. I wish I could have told you that I knew then and there that they'd make a run as critic's darlings, and collaborate with Leland Palmer. But I didn't hear it then. Amazing how Ray Wise's presence gives the whole thing a sort of Julee Cruise vibe.
posted by .kobayashi. at 9:16 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ray Wise is an actor whose career has transported him to a place where he's not a textbook character actor, but what you might call an 'atmospheric actor' - he just has that vibe around him that tells you 'something's gonna get weird' - even if it doesn't - but that possibility is hanging in the air when one first sees him on screen.

It's just nice to see that he seems to be very pleased with being seen in that role as an actor, and can revel in it without hamming it up - he brings a dignity and sincerity to the bizarre and unsettling that's not only very hard to pull off on screen, but IIRC, he's said that he doesn't feel trapped or negatively typecast as an actor because of it.

That comfort level has let him become that guy that you want to focus on every time because of the combination of knowing something's gonna happen, but you'll never be able to guess what it's going to be.

He's just a all around cool dude, and others of his kind are very, very rare.
posted by chambers at 9:30 AM on March 8, 2013 [14 favorites]


I don't really like Beach House at all ...

I feel the same way. The first couple songs you hear, you think that's pretty sounding, they have an okay thing going. But when you begin to listen to more of their songs, they all begin to sound like the selfsame Christmas dirge they pawned on you the first time. Droning vocals and reverberating instrumentation gets old quick.
posted by ChuckRamone at 9:35 AM on March 8, 2013


I like it, but I don't think Wareheim is ever gonna top his video for Health's "We are Water," which is one of the gnarliest videos ever made.
posted by saladin at 9:43 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


It makes a swell double feature with Grimes' Oblivion
posted by velebita at 9:48 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wise was a wise choice
posted by rmless at 9:49 AM on March 8, 2013


Ray Wise is a goddamn treasure. His face is able to contain deep sorrow, elation, transcendence and inscrutable evil all at once. Also, this is the best song from Bloom. Also, Beach House love them some Twin Peaks: "It is happening again" intoned over and over during the chorus of "Silver Soul."
posted by naju at 9:59 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


You had me at Ray Wise and halftime show, so I didn't really read the whole post before watching the video.

It made more sense when I re-read "directed by Eric Wareheim (of "Tim and Eric")"; not a lot more sense but at least it grounded me back in a world I recognized (despite the fact I might prefer the world from the video)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:13 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


But when you begin to listen to more of their songs, they all begin to sound like the selfsame Christmas dirge they pawned on you the first time. Droning vocals and reverberating instrumentation gets old quick.

The secret is to keep listening to it.
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 10:34 AM on March 8, 2013


saladin's link is pretty crazy.
posted by daHIFI at 12:33 PM on March 8, 2013


I don't really like Beach House at all ...

She's got a great voice for sure but a lot of their songs verge on boring. I got pretty into Teen Dream for a second but even in the midst of that I found their live show to be completely mundane.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:35 PM on March 8, 2013


saladin's link is pretty crazy.

There was a Metafilter thread about it.
posted by mr_roboto at 2:29 PM on March 8, 2013


also see the new Knife song for more hazy washed out sports related music video goodness featuring an interesting take on objectified male sexuality.
posted by velebita at 2:59 PM on March 8, 2013


I like Beach House, though I didn't love finding out that Sub Pop made Amazon put record company required metadata in their MP3s. Then again, almost every record company makes Amazon do that.

But seeing this made me feel better about the band, reminding me of why I liked it in the first place.

And aw, Twin Peaks. That's another alternate universe I wouldn't mind living in.
posted by limeonaire at 3:57 PM on March 8, 2013


Beach House also has a 28 minute long video that has the song Wishes and 3 others in it along with some stunning visuals. Forever Still
posted by burntbook at 11:27 PM on March 8, 2013


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