EL VY, the side-project duo of the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf, dropped their debut album Return To The Moon last month, and they’ve just come out with a new video for the brooding album track “No Time To Crank The Sun.” In this one, we see time-lapse footage of Berninger and Knopf doing all the album-promotion things that bands have to do after they get their records ready. They pose for photos, they play intimate promotional shows, and they do lots and lots of interviews, presumably answering the same few questions over and over. (You will not be surprised to learn that Berninger does most of the talking.) There’s a bit of recording in there, but this is more a video about all the menial tasks that creative people have to do to make sure people hear their shit. Tom Berninger — the brother of Matt who directed the National documentary Mistaken For Strangers, not the actor who was in Major League and Platoon — directs. Watch it below.
Return To The Moon is out now on 4AD.