Today, Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow celebrates the release of Apocalypse Fetish, his new solo EP made with nothing more than a ukulele. Along with the five new songs, he’s also gifting fans with a music video for the EP’s title track.
Helmed by Barlow himself, it features performance footage spliced with clips of pickup truck-driving “Super Americans” and gun-toting “Apocalypse Fetishists”. It’s no Oscar hopeful — Barlow admits to having “sub-par” iMovie editing skills — but it’s a fascinating watch nonetheless. In a statement to Consequence of Sound, he talks a little bit more about the making of the visuals:
“This is my second attempt at making a video. My first was this for my cover of -that- Peter Gabriel song. This one is for the title track of my Apocalypse Fetish EP. It features images of me not lip synching cut with various clips of the brave, super patriots who drive pick up trucks with flags hanging off the back. I made a request on FaceBook for some video examples of these tailgating Super Americans, got a few and then filled out the rest of the vid with found clips of ‘rolling coal’ (the practice of tail pipes blowing black plumes of smoke), tips for proper gun burial, a well-stocked gun safe and some good ol’ fashioned ‘shooting at nothing’ from true life Apocalypse Fetishists. My editing skills are sub-par but I submitted this as an official vid anyway. God bless iMovie.. and America of course!”
Watch the clip up above, and pickup your copy of Apocalypse Fetish now.