It’s hard enough disposing of a body. Things get increasingly difficult when the thing your dragging down the staircase, through the city, and toward a pier is still living. This is what we get in the Ryan Jeffery-directed video for “Pity Dance,” the first single from My Brightest Diamond collaborator and holiday cheer bringer DM Stith’s forthcoming Asthmatic Kitty full-length Heavy Ghost. Jeffery has a background in installation art (he’s repped by PDX Contemporary gallery) as well as music videos. You’ll get that sense in the carefully paced narrative conceit and strange pathos that unfolds across “Pity Dance.”
Heavy Ghost, which includes appearances from Shara Worden and Sufjan Stevens, is out 3/10 via Asthmatic Kitty. A “Pity Dance” single, b/w a cover of Randy Newman’s “Suzanne” is out 2/3.