We’ve seen magic walls in videos before — courtesy of Brooklyn’s Parts & Labor — however the self-animating stop-motioned magic of this white room comes via Swedish indie pop duo the LK. “Stop Being Perfect” pits the pair in a blank space and captures them on film that flips to negative, while patterns and pictures project themselves in tidy quadrants. It’s a very smoothed and melodic tune, sort of reminds us of Erlend Øye’s Whitest Boy Alive project, just more buoyant, with more forward momentum. The electronic accents, the background whirls and whirrrs, and the shuffling, brushed drums set a sweet scene for the lyrics of “frozen cloud”s and “sticky black tongues.” Nice tune for a wispy wintry night.

Take it with you:

Vs. The Snow — the LK’s first album to be released in the States — is out now via The Kora Records.

UPDATE: And some US tour dates (thanks, natalya)…

03/08 – Washington, D.C. @ House of Sweden
03/09 – Washington, D.C. @ The Kennedy Center (free show at 6pm)
03/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Park Grounds w/ The Kiwis
03/11 – Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
03/13 – Austin, TX @ Homeslice Pizza Day party
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Justin.TV Day Party at Peacock Lounge
03/15 – Austin, TX @ official SXSW kora showcase – Habana Calle 6
03/16 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records
03/17 – Little Rock, AR @ Easy Street Theater
03/18 – Urbana, IL @ UC Interactive Media Center
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
03/20 – Detroit, MI @ Scrummage University
03/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ U of Pitt – W. Pitt Union’s Assembly Room
03/22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Contemporary Arts Center
03/23 – Alfred, NY @ Terra Cotta Coffee Shop
03/24 – Carlisle, PA @ The 25-27 Space
03/25 – New York, NY @ Club Midway
03/27 – Baltimore, MD @ tba
03/31 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

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Comments (8)
  1. archangel  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    This is the type of video that gives low budget a bad name. The animated artwork is boring not to mention atleast 100 years behind the contemporary art world. As for the video world…. all i can say is… “solarize filter whoo hoo!” As for the song (which pretty much stands in the background to the shabby video) it says nothing musically or lyrically and goes nowhere aesthetically or emotionally which maybe makes the video a perfect match for it.

  2. Hey, you should check out Sincere’s new single with Avril Lavigne! It’s called Never Say. Really cool blend of hip-hop and pop. hip-pop?

  3. They’re about to go on their first U.S. tour, too, including SXSW:

    03.08.08 – DC – House of Sweden
    03.09.08 – DC – The Kennedy Center (free show at 6pm)
    03.10.08 – Atlanta – Park Grounds w/ The Kiwis
    03.11.08 – Houston – Super Happy Fun Land
    03.13.08 – Austin – Homeslice Pizza Day party
    03.14.08 – Austin – Justin.TV Day Party at Peacock Lounge
    03.15.08 – Austin – official SXSW kora showcase – Habana Calle 6
    03.16.08 – Dallas – Good Records
    03.17.08 – Little Rock – Easy Street Theater
    03.18.08 – Urbana – UC Interactive Media Center
    03.19.08 – Chicago – Darkroom
    03.20.08 – Detroit – Scrummage University
    03.21.08 – Pittsburgh – U of Pitt – W. Pitt Union’s Assembly Room
    03.22.08 – Cinci – Contemporary Arts Center
    03.23.08 – Alfred, NY – Terra Cotta Coffee Shop
    03.24.08 – Carlisle, PA – The 25-27 Space
    03.25.08 – New York – Club Midway
    03.27.08 – Baltimore – tba
    03.31.08 – DC – Black Cat

  4. Lucas  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    Someone needs to close a tag here: ? Also, archangel, you’re a dick and I totally disagree with you, but, hey, I’m sure you’re right there on the cutting edge of the art world, creating art with proteins or something. Yep. You’re a real expert.

  5. katie  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    this is a Lovekevins cover right?

  6. I don’t think this video gives low budget a bad name. I think the danger here is having a video that looks cool, but leaves the connection between the display and the song’s message unclear. When the video switches to the nighttime mode, there should be a reason for that in the song. It doesn’t have to be as clear as country song story lines, but even if you are just trying to make an atmosphere, give it some build and meaning. I also think the part where he just hides behind his drum is pretty funny.

  7. Lucas  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    The Lovekevins are now the LK and this is from their US debut, Vs. The Snow.

  8. YO YO YO MONEY  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    Does this remind any one eles of Phil Collins?

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