Pompeii – “Blueprint” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Austin’s Pompeii released their third record, LOOM, last year, which marked the tenth anniversary since the band’s formation in 2004. The video for “Blueprint” perfectly mimics the sense of reckless abandon that Pompeii conveys through their music — songs tend to initiate as delicate and ambient before descending into tumultuous post-punk. Norwegian film director Thor Brenne traveled to Austin to shoot the video, which features pro BMXers Joseph Frans, Matt Nordstrom, as well as co-directors Joe Rich and Sandy Carson. Brenne commented on the nostalgic sentiment of his short film:
I wanted to create a video that captures the freedom of being young. The summers you spent hanging out, getting into trouble, and creating friendships over doing the things you love. BMX biking is an amazing world that brings to life the spontaneity of what it is to be young.
LOOM is out now via Red Eye Transit.