Happy Tuesday, comrades! Another day brings us another killer video that we’re super lucky to get to premiere for you.
Today’s offering comes to us from Yawn Mower, who hail from one of my favorite places in the world (at least until gentrification finally does it in)…Asbury Park, New Jersey! The video is for a song called “Stagnant Lake” – here’s what the band had to say about it!
“We have 3 old tube televisions in our rehearsal space that always have DVDs rolling on mute in the background. We’re all ADHD enough to need 3 other things to process in the midst of practicing. Usually have a Wes Anderson night, a Tarantino night, once in a while any trilogies on hand are going simultaneously. Movies and shows play an equal part in inspiring us as much as any music does.
This music video was our attempt to try something new visually and in the edit. We’ve mostly been lighthearted and fun in our past videos, so we wanted to overstimulate the viewer with this one. It’s a quick edit, it’s always pushing and pulling, and if we did our jobs right, a bit jarring. I made the paper mache mask, the kale can labels, etc. So it’s still very much DIY and budget-free as always, but through a different lens this time.
Most of it was shot at Prototype 237. It’s an art space with communal living inside of a warehouse in Paterson, NJ. There’s a full stage, soundboard, and lighting rig for events they host, so we’ve made it a habit to perform there whenever the opportunity arises. We believe in their mission statement and support the space 100%, so we knew it would be the perfect spot to shoot this music video. Every nook and cranny of their space is covered in beautiful chaos. You can walk in a circle for hours and spot something new every time. It was such a pleasure to walk around and select which parts of their home we would highlight in each scene. There were no wrong answers!”
“Stagnant Lake” appears on Yawn Mower’s most recent album, To Each Their Own Coat, which came out last year on Mint 400 Records. You can still pick up copies on Bandcamp and wherever else you pick up your music. And now…behold “Stagnant Lake”!