They’re homemade clips by Adam Bruneau, but it’s Bradford Cox who led us to them via his endorsement:
Our good friend Adam (Deerhunter Alumni, played auxiliary drum kit in one line-up…) has made videos for two songs from Microcastle: “Cover Me (Slowly)” and the title track. Check it out and enjoy the rest of his amazing blog.
The blog: Rabbits Full Of Magic. These clips are full of that stuff, too. If you don’t agree, they at least offer an opportunity to hear a couple of Microcastle songs that aren’t “Never Stops.” And the chance to go on a psychedelic nature walk.
Before you watch, Adam set’s the stage:
I had talked to Bradford about doing some video and I knew this was a fall/winter record, so upon finding myself going up Borestone mountain in Maine in the middle of October at peak season for color-changing leaves, I captured the footage that ended up in these videos. “Cover Me (Slowly)” kept making me think of the beginning of Twin Peaks so when I found a waterfall at the foothills of the mountain I knew it was meant to be. I changed the tint to match some of the cover art, a pink picture of someone with a skull in their eye…
And, for “Microcastle”:
I was in the back seat of my aunt’s car going up Borestone mountain and riding to the spot where you get out before you hike up it, and playing with the video camera as it was zoomed in really far into the trees, which gave me the idea for the Microcastle video. The speed and variety of colors flying by reminded me of the rush you get at the end of this song, which is a soaring coda after a very peaceful and reserved verse section. For the beginning I wanted some kind of fall still life that shimmered with the sound of the song…
You can read the rest of the descriptions at Rabbits Full Of Magic.