Watch Julian Lynch’s ‘Donnie Darko’-Tinged ‘Gloves’ Video
Track features on New Jersey native's 'Lines' LP, out now on Underwater Peoples
Julian Lynch told SPIN back in December that much of the music intended for his just-released Lines LP ended up on the cutting-room floor. “I’ve never worked this long on a record,” he said. “As soon as I finish recording one, I’ll usually give it to the label and then it’ll be on its way to being released. Whereas, with this one, most of it has been done for so long that I’ve had a while to sit on it and decide whether or not I like all the things on it as much as I thought I did. As it turns out, I’m going to throw away pretty huge chunks of it.”
Thankfully, the Real Estate affiliate held onto the Phil Elverum-esque “Gloves,” otherwise we wouldn’t have the track’s bizarre Sarah Kinlaw-directed video. The two-and-a-half-minute clip follows a young woman’s attempts to bring her stuffed rabbit companion to life. A few dance moves and a fistful of magic dust later, and the plush toy morphs into a dead ringer for Donnie Darko’s Frank the Bunny. Watch it up top.