Splash - "Ever Before" Video

Splash is the new project of Etienne Pierre Duguay, erstwhile Real Estate drummer, presenting itself as a “’meta-gendered’ transcendental boogie pop band” also featuring Nicky Sprinkles, Sasha Desree, and Bushwick DJ fixture Jan Woo. They tour with FRIENDS (with benefits), and based on the aesthetic of their press shots and this clip’s warped VHS video FX, are similarly steeped in ’80s consciousness. Sonically it’s more Human League than ESG, though, with tinny beats and Madonna-era pop style, and the “Ever Before” video paints the group as an MDMA-dusted boy band, lamping in McCarren Park, goofing in front of green screens, cross-dressed. You get all that when the song drops proper at 2:30; until then, the Luke Wyatt-directed video is a surrealist, ritualistic A/V collage — Tim & Eric gone pagan. Also making the later cut: Liv Tyler, donuts, and a bunch of B-movies. It’s a lot to process, right here:

Here more Splash at their Soundcloud page. The band plays the new Silent Barn in Ridgewood next Thursday 2/28.

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  1. Ingredients

    1 tbsp. canola oil
    3 pounds bone-in beef chuck short ribs
    2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
    2 medium carrots, cut into large chunks
    2 medium parsnips, cut into large chunks
    2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
    4 sprigs fresh rosemary
    4 sprigs fresh thyme
    4 sprigs fresh parsley, stems and leaves separated
    1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
    1 (12-ounce) dark stout beer, such as Guinness
    Kosher salt
    Black pepper

    Directions

    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, brown the short ribs, in batches, until they are browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.

    While the short ribs are browning, place a layer of onion and carrot pieces into the bottom of a slow cooker and season them with salt and pepper. Place the browned meat on top. Add the remaining onions and carrots along with the parsnips and turnips. Tie together the rosemary and thyme with the parsley stems and add them to the pot along with the Worcestershire and mustard. Pour over the stout and add enough water to almost cover the contents. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is very tender.

    To serve, carefully remove the meat and vegetables from the slow cooker. Strain the juices. Serve the ribs with the juice and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.

    Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/slow-cooker-short-ribs-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

    • I knew I’d find you here. We meet again….at long last.

      • Leave me alone man. I’m just doing my thing. For the kids. Let this go.

        • Look at you…you mangy, myopic, weak mutt of a bear. You disgrace our kind. You couldn’t even kick Smoky’s ass you tree hugging liberal pansy fairy footed brownie. I told you if I ever saw you here or anywhere again, that there would be trouble. Now it’s double.

          • Look…recipes make people happy. Food makes people happy. Thats why I’m here. That’s why God put me on this earth. All you do is wallow in your crapulence and contentiousness and lurid back scratching. Go back to the redwoods and let me do what I do=provide links to tasty recipes for the cool kids here. Dig it?

          • If only it were that easy. Go. Now. No trouble if. If not…trouble.

  2. This fight going on is unBEARable. I can’t BEAR it anymore. It’s getting too GRIZZLY.

    • Look…I make people happy. I’m a tree. I’m a root, planted deep. I say I stay. You poor mans filet of rough and tough gamy meat that not even that bald fat guy from Bizzare Foods would touch even if roasted on a medieval spit. You want trouble with Recipe Bear? You got trouble with recipe bear.

  3. My dad will totally kick your dirty pond scum infested ass recipe fairy. I’ve got a recipe for a paw sandwich complete with leftovers=your innards.

  4. Brought your own kid into this, eh? Baring his teeth and pimples, looking wild now. Can’t wait to see how he matures in a few years drinking coors light and mating with crippled deer. Now I know why Martha left you.

  5. GUYS!GUYS! This fight is pathetic. Each to their own. You all have valid points of contention. I dig that. Somebody peed in your opossum guts. Ok. But this is a blog sight. This is not the great outdoors. This poor band Splash just launched the premiere of their video and your inane trolling commentary is eating up valuable reading and commenting space. We’ll ALL get friggin’ banned if this keeps up at the pace its going. AND…our friends in Grizzley Bear will totally publicly disown us. I’m serious. Peace. Now. Let’s roll.

  6. Only because of Ed I will leave. AND only for now. Poor man’s smokey.

  7. Very well. As a nice parting shot, I just wanted you to take a look at what I’m planning on cooking tomorrow evening with Harold and Sandy. Your wrinkled ugly as sin mom. Cheers!

  8. Anyway, cool video. Stupid bears though. This is a blog not a forest. Settle his hash outside the internet. How do your paws and lack of opposable digits allow you to even type? How do you get wi-fi in the great outdoors? I’m really puzzled.

  9. I thought this was going to be some legit shit due to all the replies…then I opened the post…WHAT THE FUCK!

  10. i know…isn’t it beautiful!

  11. jay cutler….why :(

  12. You might have to run that one through the bears :(

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