We've seen more than a few tripped-out videos behind Holy Fuck's Congrats this year, but Canadian experimentalists are closing out the year with another. This time it comes via a clip for the album's "Neon Dad."
The video was directed by Scott Cudmore, who took it upon himself to reimagine the story of David and Goliath in these modern times. Stretching to nearly 13 minutes, it's indeed a lot to get lost in.
Speaking to Noisey, Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt had to say about "Neon Dad":
"Neon Dad" was written mostly during a rehearsal in Sydney, Australi,a during Laneway festival 2011. It was a rare moment where we went for something midtempo and melodic. Was it a pop song? A future B-side? It pushed the boundaries of our comfort zone. So we pushed back against it, juxtaposing our noisier aesthetic with something uplifting and cathartic. The end result wouldn't have been possible without the collaboration of a few of our friends. It was recorded with Loel Campbell on drums, during a live session at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Shawn Everett engineering. Carmen Elle of the band DIANA layered in some perfectly icy vocals, recorded in our basement studio in Toronto. Finally Dave Newfeld gave us this mix, turning this song inside out and exposing it's psychedelic guts. It still scares us but we like it.
You can check out the epic video below, where you'll also find a series of upcoming Holy Fuck tour dates.
12/16 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
12/17 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
01/18 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
01/19 Vancouver BC - Imperial Theatre
01/20 Calgary AB - Big Winter Classic Festival
01/21 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
01/23 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will