Back in December, Ariel Pink and Violens' Jorge Elbrecht joined forces as Jorge Elbrose, penning the fuzzed-out "Called to Ring." The track appeared on the companion album to Mexican Summer: Five Years, a 250-page book celebrating the Brooklyn indie label, alongside Fennesz and Autre Ne Veut's previously heard "Alive." Now, the duo has released the first video from the compilation, and it's a weirdo freakout of hair, smoke, and eyeless musicians.
"For this video we tried to imagine a perfect band to play 'Called to Ring,' and I think we succeeded," Elbrecht said in a press release. "The idea was to have a wash of hair, camo, and white guitars all happening in slow motion, with Ariel and I popping in and out as these cold, eyeless theater masks. As we sing in unison on the recording, we thought we should spend the bulk of the video conjoined. Such a pleasure to work on this with everyone, I'm really proud of how it turned out."
Enjoy the video above, and pick up Mexican Summer: Five Years now.