Eliot Sumner – “Firewood” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Eliot Sumner has an intensity in the “Firewood” video that reflects the jagged edges of mirrored glass lining the floor beneath her. She’s eerily similar to Sting in terms of looks, sounds, and movements — likely because Sting is her father. Despite all those similarities, Sumner has credibility as a musician in her own right; just listen. Though she’s no longer recording under her electro-pop alias, I Blame CoCo, Sumner’s music remains exceedingly catchy. It’s engaging stuff that inspires you to move with an ’80s-influenced beat. And the song’s quality is amplified by the video, produced by Flat-e, which uses crisp geometric lighting to powerful effect. Watch below.

Catch Sumner on tour in North America:

08/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
08/21 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/22 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
08/24 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
08/25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/26 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
08/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08/29 Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
08/30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
09/03 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
09/04 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/06 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
09/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/09 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
09/12 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
09/13 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
09/15 Washington, DC @ DC9
09/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/18 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
09/19 Hamden, CT @ The Space
09/20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
09/22 Toronto, ONT @ The Drake Hotel
09/23 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/24 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Sumner’s next album will be released later this year via Cherrytree/Interscope. Purchase “Firewood” at iTunes.

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