Jenny Hval – “Female Vampire” Video

Jenny Hval’s new album Blood Bitch is, in part, inspired by “characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the ’70s,” which sounds like a concept that would make for some pretty great music videos. Lo and behold, here we have a wonderfully unsettling video for lead single “Female Vampire,” which features an intimidating group of girls and a copious amount of face-peeling. The video was shot on an iPhone by director Jenny Berger Myhre. Hval expanded on the video’s concept in a press release:

What does eternity feel like? How do you ‘live’ when there is no death? Usually, the vampire is depicted as a lonesome, all-knowing and ancient creature combining violence, aggressive sexuality and deceitful youth. The pack behind the video for ‘Female Vampire’ wanted to explore vampiric eternity in a different narrative: in a group of romancing friends. The vampire friends move through their hometown of Oslo, partaking in public and private rituals of moving together. We also wanted to combine ideas from old vampire trash movies and modern trashy iPhone videos, resulting in an enigmatic world of time-lapse like slow motion where everything is always moving, or moving on. Not there, or not there yet.

Tour Dates:
07/15 Chicago, IL @ Constellation
07/16 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
08/05 Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
09/04 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End Of The Road
09/14 Oslo, NO @ Ultima Festival
09/29 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
09/30 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/04 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/05 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
10/07 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
10/08 Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
10/09 Washington, DC @ DC9
10/17 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/18 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
10/19 London, UK @ Oslo
10/21 Brussels, BE @ AB
10/22 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
10/24 Luzern, CH @ Suedpol
10/26 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
10/27 Amsterdam, NL @ De Schoo
10/28 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel
10/29 Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
11/12 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
11/14 Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/15 Seattle, WA @ Kremwerk
11/16 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

Blood Bitch is out 9/30 via Sacred Bones.