Published Oct 29, 2014Though the Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen at 21 reissue landed yesterday (October 28), let's not forget that the group delivered their brooding and beautiful Do to the Beast LP earlier in the year. Now, with Halloween just around the corner, the band have delivered a new video for "Lost in the Woods" that befits the same descriptions.
Phil Harder's black and white clip pairs the Whigs' track, which melts its verse's doomsday saloon piano into an audaciously poppy chorus, with an ominous opening shot of a still body hidden among the mushrooms of a forest setting.
A more pleasant autumnal motif finds dancers pirouetting through the leaves, though juxtaposing this are a dapper dude in corpse paint and some animal bone sculpture work hanging between trees. We're not sure how the dog fits into all of this, it just kind of looks like that guy's going for a morning jog. Hopefully the dog knows its way out.
You'll find the crisp new clip down below.