Oregon transplant Benoît Pioulard, aka multi-instrumentalist and Praveen partner Thomas Meluch, played lead in the sunsetting wheat-field and fire-lined video for Temper track “Ragged Tint.” The Church & Steak-directed clip for another meditative Temper tune “A Woolgathering Exodus” goes the quietly beautiful animation route: A lonesome bearded dude can’t sleep, tries to catch some fireflies, hops on his bicycle in his pajamas, and finds a water spirit who offers a way to keep those lightning bugs a little closer. For his part, Benoît’s fresh off an East Coast tour with Windy & Carl that included some collaborative performances with Windy under the name Lamb’s Laughter. There’s no laughing in this one, really.


Temper is out via Kranky. He has a new 7″ out on Windy & Carl’s label, Blue Flea. You can find it/buy it over at

Comments (8)
  1. annie  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 0

    this video is great, the animations really capture the spirit of the song….love it

  2. Wow. This song is simply amazing.

  3. kacey  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 0

    beautiful! love the tone, the song and the animation. nice job.

  4. John  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 0

    Musicians play live. He can’t play live. Anyone can sit in their bedroom and record something 100 times until it sounds good. Portland needs better musicians.

  5. it’s just like a cute kids cartoon only with way better music

  6. rob  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 0

    very nice video, an unexpected but justified choice of song.
    and John – i just saw benoit on tour, i thought it was great! but i understand he was singing for the first time and have heard his noise sets of old weren’t anything special. just sayin’.

  7. Reneil  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 0

    Never heard of this group before but the song is really good and the video was really well done. Sounds like it’d be hard to pull off live though…

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