The melancholic twee minimalists of best new act the xx perfectly set the stage for the intimate, icy teen love depicted in this Marcus Söderlund-directed video for “VCR.” The romantically downcast protagonists scribble secret messages on walls then kick their feet through said walls, pine, make out, set fires. The latter act turns a previously black and white world into some sort of colorful office-building jungle (complete with tiny monkey). While they sleep it off.
You’d want a different video for the Matthew Dear remix of the song:
xx is out via Young Turks. Remember Nosaj Thing recently tweaked “Islands.”