Published Aug 05, 2015Vancouver electronic-pop duo Humans are getting beastly in the new video supporting their Noontide LP's "Ennio." Or, to be more precise, a gathering of rhythmically inclined ghouls and goblins are doing so on their behalf. You can see the monster party exclusively through Exclaim! right now.
The video was directed by the band's Peter Ricq, who wrangled up a spectral pair of Fry Guys to sway to Humans' cinematic swell of moody guitar and thunderous percussion.
The camera soon pans out to put on display towering, six-string slingin' skeletons seemingly birthed from Daft Punk's "Around the World" video, as well as supporting snare whappers and some bobbling, wide-mouthed creatures crafted by puppeteer Dusty Hagerüd.
"We met Dusty, a talented puppeteer, on our last video "Tell Me"," Ricq said in a statement. "He actually took our puppets home and fixed them since they were so poorly built. After seeing how affective and amazing he was, I really wanted an excuse to work with him again."
Speaking about putting together the elaborately coordinated puppet-and-person performance, he added: "This was one of the biggest crews I've had on set for a video and I gotta say, everyone was pleasant to work with, even when the six drummers were banging on their snare drums all at once."
You'll find the results below, as well as a few upcoming HUMANS live shows.
08/09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Music Festival (DJ set)
08/16 Cumberland, BC - Atmosphere Gathering
09/05 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09/06 Vancouver, BC - Mad Decent Block Party
09/11 Guelph, ON - The Bookshelf E-Bar
09/12 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
10/09 Edmonton, AB - Up & Downtown Music Festival
10/10 Calgary, AB - HiFi Club