Monday, June 6, 2011

Oryx and Crake debut two new videos

So this weekend while others were out doing their typical weekend activities, Atlanta band Oryx and Crake were playing a house party and debuting their first two music videos ever. But like all good things, you can now experience them even though you weren't there thanks to the power of the internet.

"Open Your Eyes" by Oryx and Crake from Oryx and Crake on Vimeo.

The video for "Open Your Eyes" is a series of webcam videos edited together by Aaron Byrd featuring a multitude of Atlantans on a typical day. Whether that be distraught or bored at work, or sitting alone singing some Oryx and Crake, it's all captured and compiled for your viewing pleasure. Considering that "Open Your Eyes" is one of the more upbeat tracks on their debut, it sort of makes sense that there's some moments of actual joy shown. If you look closely you'll see some of the bandmembers taking part too.

Whereas the video for "Open Your Eyes" focuses on people, the video for "Unbound", directed by Max Blau, features Atlanta's street art. From the lowly street sign to grand displays of graffiti mastery, every type of street art seems to make an appearance accompanied by another upbeat track.

Oryx and Crake - "Unbound" (Music Video) from Max Blau on Vimeo.

So while you might not have been at the unveiling or subsequent house party/live show, you can now enjoy the band's artistic efforts. And considering they choose some of their less melancholic tunes, you can watch them regardless of your mood.

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