It’s not as immediate as previous efforts but liking the Bankrupt! album by Phoenix, especially ‘Entertainment’ and this song, ‘Trying to be Cool’. The Creators Project in Canada has come up with an interesting video, which like the album takes a while to work out what is going on. What seems to be happening is every shot is 16 seconds or less, and you see the countdown and the next camera point at the end of each shot, so it circles like a sort of artier OK Go video. Not sure if it’s ‘live live live’ as per that video though, doubtful. Still, love the Kenneth Anger Phoenix jacket reference.
July 2 / Tim B
Phoenix – Trying to be Cool video
Sambaca -August 25
Written by:Tim B