You can combine all the CGI technology and special effects in the world for some pretty rad-looking explosions, but for truly trippy visuals, nothing beats good old-fashioned ingenuity. Director Hayley Young proves this on AgesandAges' new video for "Souvenir," a topsy-turvy visual affair at least partially filmed in reverse. Lots of people-power here, but not a lot of special effects budget.
The video, filmed in front of Seattle's recently condemned historic 619 Western buildingâonce a bustling artists communityâuses extras who worked and created there. So this videoâa sort of street ballet and performance piece set to one of my favorite AgesandAges songs (I'm a nerd for vocal harmony breakdowns, but it's also just a really well-written tune)âisn't just a montage of neat visual tricks, it's something that means something. And you've gotta kick something that means something.
Without further ado, the new AgesandAges video:
And there are more chances to see AgesandAges. The band plays its holiday show on Friday, Dec. 23 at the Doug Fir. I am really, really hoping they play some old Christmas standardsâfew local acts are as well-equipped to bring merriment, after all.