Published Jul 23, 2013Toronto indie outfit Shoot the Image released their debut album Cranes in the City late last summer through Aporia Records. Along with that, they've been rolling out a series of music videos from the album, the latest of which is for "Crane."
The track is a percussive number featuring dreamy instrumentation and melodies that recall British pop rock from the '80s and '90s. This retro Anglophilia is emphasized by the video, which was shot largely in London, UK, and consists of grainy home movies along with some modern footage. It was edited by the band's Simeon Ross using footage from the Ross family archives.
"The scope of the video covers Dr. Colin Ross's (my Dad) life from infancy to present day focused mostly on footage taken in London, England, during the summer of 1968 with Colin and then girfriend, Patou Lardillier," Ross said in a statement. "In June, 2013 a trip was booked to London to shoot at the exact same locations the original 8mm footage was captured 45 years earlier."
The band will perform in Hamilton, ON, on July 26 at the Baltimore House. They will then play at the Garrison in Toronto on August 3; at this gig they will share the next video from Cranes in the City, "Vagabond."