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

Download producer duo's 2012 debut, 'Summer's Gone'

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // March 8, 2013

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