Icky Blossoms – “Village” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Omaha trio Icky Blossoms have a real wild one on their hands with the video for their track “Village.” Band member Nik Fackler wrote the song after hearing an old Native American proverb while filming his documentary Sick Birds Die Easy in Africa that goes, “We are at our best, in the village, when we dance.” The clip, which was directed by fellow Nebraskans the Church Of Tomorrow, is a celebration of their town and the people there who express themselves outside of the book. You can see from the layers of effects, makeup, and performance that this isn’t just about the idea of “the town” as a whole, but the idea of unity between those on the fringe who are proud of their own spirit. Check out the video, the band’s SXSW appearance info, and download the track for free below.

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The “Village” single is out now via Saddle Creek.