Chicago’s own Scattered Trees can now add resurrecting the once deceased -well, in music videos at least- to their ever-growing repertoire. Although they aren’t joining forces with CoS and letting NYC-area collegiate filmmakers craft the videos like last time, their latest for “Sympathy” is an atmospheric “mini-movie” that reflects the themes of love, loss and redemption found on their heartfelt third album of the same name.
Directed by guitarist/keyboardist J.M. Harper, the cinematic video is a haunting and surreal experience with imagery reminiscent of Werner Herzog’s tale of a soldier’s descent into sheer madness, Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Sadly, there are no storm troopers in this video like their first single, “Love and Leave”.
Check out the video for “Sympathy” below and a list of upcoming dates for Scattered Trees, their first-ever headlining tour. The Alternate Routes support.
Scattered Trees 2011 Tour Dates:
08/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie #
08/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #
08/18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
08/19 – Montreal, QC @ Casa de Popolo #
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel #
08/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^
09/22 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
09/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
# = w/ The Alternate Routes
^ = w/ Paul Dempsey and the Alternate Routes