Friday, December 16, 2011

Carter Tanton - "Fake Pretend" (featuring Marissa Nadler) video

This year, psychedelica has seemingly become the norm - at least when it comes to music videos to the point where it's kind of become overdone. And yet Carter Tanton's "Fake Pretend" could only exist in realm. His jaunt into fizzy electro-pop is bookended by his and Marissa Nadler's clear-cutting emotional vocals that create an interesting mix of synthy folk. Well director Jeff Maksym created a video that stays true to that aesthetic. While it's trippy and colors are everywhere - there's also a very real Carter Tanton wandering among the cornfields and farmland brush. Sometimes he slips into the colorful jumble of shapes or seems transcendentally unaware and it works in this awesomely artistic way of having Carter Tanton slip in and out of reality. Makers of psychedelic music videos should take note: This is how it's done.

Fake Pretend - Carter Tanton (feat. Marissa Nadler) from jeff maksym on Vimeo.

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