The Drums – “There Is Nothing Left” Video

The Drums’ video for their Encyclopedia track “There Is Nothing Left” starts off looking like it’ll play out in typical romantic comedy style before quickly revealing itself to be a horror movie with a Sasquatch-type creature. But, no, it veers yet again into something else entirely. It’s a fun video, which was co-directed by David Gantz and Theo Cohn and stars transgender model Hari Nef. Watch it via Pitchfork below.

And here’s statements from Pierce:

I fell completely in love with these directors and their whole cinematic aesthetic but I really was not in the mood to be filmed. I go through seasons of being incredibly shy and self conscious and then out of nowhere I’ll get a tidal wave of confidence and immediately make a fool out of myself and everyone in my band. Lucky for all of us, I was in shy-mode and so I spent my time casting for the video. No one seemed too exciting to me, and then my friend Ioanna Gika called me and asked me to join her for a late night drink in L.A. When I got there Hari was sitting at the table and was radiating. I was immediately struck with her aura. I fell in love immediately and the next morning asked her to star in this video. She said yes right away. She’s a punk and also completely relatable with a strong sense of self and a smile to crack the earth in half. I’m sure she’s rolling her eyes reading this right now. We’ve always tried to work with people who are everyday- in their own way- nudging the world towards being a more accepting place to live.

And Nef:

Jonny Pierce was the third person I met in Los Angeles when I moved here for the summer in late June. I found him funny, magnetic, stylish, and easy to talk to. I was not surprised when I found out that he was a rock star. When he asked me to feature in the next video for The Drums, I was surprised. I had never envisioned myself as the ingenue of a romantic comedy–even a romantic comedy gone wrong. I related to the video’s notion of embodying cliches in order to break them. Filming was a treat!

Encyclopedia is out now via Minor Records.