The Kills are releasing their fifth album Ash & Ice, their first since 2011’s Blood Pressures, in a few weeks. We’ve already heard a few singles from it, including “Doing It to Death” and “Heart Of A Dog,” and today the duo made up of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have shared another new track, the crisp and commercial-ready “Siberian Nights.” As the past two singles have, it comes attached to a video — this one was directed by actor Giovanni Ribisi, and prominently features a wolf, a horse, and some people dressed up in stylish fantasy garb. “Our dear friend Giovanni Ribisi followed his wonderful imagination and set out to the salt flats, capturing for us, a wild dream scene of run run run, snarling teeth and beautiful eyes,” the band wrote in a statement. “It’s a weird and wonderful, good and evil, chase and hustle blast of film. We hope you enjoy.” Watch and listen below.
Here’s Ribisi’s quote about the video:
I’ve always looked at videos from a cultural perspective. Whether it’s about a single, cultural event or some facet of the band. Over the course of making this video, what was there evolved into being something more abstract. However, during its early conception, I was enamored with a John Houston film called The Misfits. Ernst Haas was there during the making of it, taking photographs. His pictures were some of the many references for the video. The Kills have always been one of my favorite bands. Their music is undeniable. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work on this.
Ash & Ice is out 6/3 via Domino.