Nature and Progress Battle to the Death in ODESZA's 'Cover Bombs' Video

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

ODESZA, a producer duo comprised of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches), performed a chillwave overhaul of "Cover Bombs" — a looping, sun-soaked strummer by Tennessee DIY project Nomadic Firs — for their self-released debut album, Summer's Gone. But the Seattle-based pair opted for a more literal interpretation of "Cover Bombs" for the music video.

The three-minute-plus clip portrays the spread of suburban sprawl as a construction paper cut-out forest is ravaged — trees chopped down, animals driven from their homes — to make room for a lonesome, crowded west. Except this time, technology helps nature make a comeback; technicolor missiles and bombs cover the homes and factories (hence the name "Cover Bombs"). Kaleidoscopic explosions ensue and the wildlife reclaim their land. Computers creating a colorful facsimile of the outdoors — imagine that.

Download Summer's Gone on ODESZA's website and check out the pair's upcoming tour dates:

Odesza 2013 tour dates:

March 8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
March 10 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
March 12 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall 
March 13 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater
March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
March 15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
March 17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
March 19 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
March 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub
March 21 - Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre
March 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 23 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom
May 7 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
May 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
May 24-27 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

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