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 www.pioulard.com.