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Watch Grave Babies’ Surreal, Double-Exposed ‘Skulls’ Video

A clip for a cut from the Seattle trio's fuzzy, aptly titled debut, 'Crusher'

By: Colin Joyce // February 19, 2013

Seattle’s Grave Babies self-describe their sonically trashed take on goth rock as “horrible things wrapped in hope,” which oddly fits this black and white, Emily Denton-directed visual for “Skulls.” Split between shots of frontman Danny Wahlfeldt preening for the camera and otherwise standard performance footage, it finds the former, our protagonist, facing a run-in with some unusually sticky flowers. And though it’s hard to make out what Wahlfeldt is actually saying as he traverses that chainlink fence-protected overpass, the double exposure-induced claustrophobia that closes out the video is more than enough to make up for any lyrical ambiguity.