The New Pornographers "Champions of Red Wine" (video)

The New Pornographers "Champions of Red Wine" (video)
One of the best songs from the New Pornographers' 2014 album Brill Bruisers has now gotten a music video, as the Vancouver power-pop collective have shared a clip for "Champions of Red Wine."

As the twinkling, synth-spiked tune breezes along on a serene groove, we see a cinematic tale of a man getting drunk during the daytime and watching a woman through a double mirror.

It was directed by Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc. In a statement [via Pitchfork], Cudore explained the video like this:

Obviously there's a debt to the Paris, Texas locale of peep shows here and that was sort of the jumping off point for the video. I had this idea of a rambling, drunk loner in a foreign environment — somebody who can't really connect to anything except for on a very superficial level. All the interactions he has are forced, more like transactions than anything. It's a portrait of this guy, a few hours, a couple of days, in his life as he flails wildly around — his only means of communication being physical. The video is a fragment of this character. We only know him in the moment, not where he comes from or where he is going.

Watch it below.