A NEW HOPE – NETHERLANDS {NEW MUSIC FRIDAY/ MUSIC VIDEO}

 

NETHERLANDS is a sludge/ doom/ pop band from Brooklyn NYC formed in 2008 by Timo Ellis, who has recorded and played with Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, John Zorn, The Melvins, Ween, and Joan As Police Woman, among many others. Netherlands’ real magic lies in the contrasts it sets up: falsetto vocals, odd time signatures, and haunting hooks transform the raw power into weirdly delicious and dynamic songs. The overall effect is not unlike that of Swans and Dio playing simultaneously, atop an actual mountain of MDMA. Mastodon, Dinosaur Jr., and Netherlands have teamed up for a pretty killer September  2018 tour that will straddle the US and Canadian border.

RACHEL MORGAN is a filmmaker and producer living in New York. She has produced numerous shorts, music videos, commercials and art based films. She directed and starred in a web series called “Middle Americans” that was featured in IFP Film week in 2015. Her most recent art film, Cloud of Petals, with artist Sarah Meyohas, debuted at Nowness, Red Bull Arts and Slamdance Film Festival with more festivals on the 2018 line up. Her award winning short film, Story Ave, is currently making the North American film festival circuit. Usually giving her creative input behind the scene, this is Rachel’s music video directorial debut.

“A NEW HOPE” is a performance music video that explores the human sexuality by asking what is allowed to have desire and be desired —the fetishes object or the action? Being a former dominatrix, I contemplate this all the time. This video takes a different approach to society’s traditional archetypes of sexual desire, usually naked women with big lips, big boobs, and big butts. I replaced conventional desire with the visceral realness of disgusting and gratuitous food play. Every food object gets fondled to the point of self destruction, thus showing that an object by itself is not sexual. How we act with an objects is.
 song available on the HOPE PORN EP, available here: SPOTIFY || INSTAGRAM || MAIN SITE
RECORDS AND TAPES RECORDS (via BANDCAMP) https://www.recordsandtapesrecords.com/
NETHERLANDS “A NEW HOPE” (2018, OFFICIAL) 
NETHERLANDS ON TOUR WITH DINOSAUR JR. and MASTODON
LOCAL SUMMER SHOWS:
UNION POOL  6/14
ST. VITUS8/17

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