New Fan Death Video – “Reunited”

Fan death is “a South Korean urban legend which states that an electric fan, if left running overnight in a closed room, can cause the death of those inside.” Outside of South Korea, Fan Death are an electro-pop duo with a MySpace hosting a scroll of photos featuring pictures of Dynasty, Carol Kane, cute elephants, horror movie twins, Native American kitsch, bare torsos, time lapse ballerinas, motorcycles, The Never Ending Story, and may etcs. The scrapbook could work as a visual/influential blueprint to their subtly layered music, definitely works as one for this video: The pictures’ fixation on far-flung corners of pop culture, the approbation of everything from the moody and highbrow to the tawdry and souvenir caliber, make good sense when you see who turns up in the clip’s rustic joyride. I’ll give you four — Axl Rose, Marilyn Manson, Björk, Sporty Spice Left Eye — but this one is more fun to watch than read about.

The vid was conceived and directed by Dandilion Wind Opaine with cinematography by Nathan Drillot. That was an extended mix of “Reunited,” for purposes of fitting in all the doppelgangers of course. The track appears on Fan Death’s A Coin For The Well EP, out soon via The Pharmacy Recording Co. Get an MP3 of “Reunited” for your email address here.

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