Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

News

Monday, June 27th, 2011

DeVotchKa Premieres "The Man From San Sebastian" Video At NPR

Denver based romantic rock band DeVotchKa, fresh off triumphant performances at both the Bonnaroo and Glastonbury festivals, have just released an atmospheric new video for the song "The Man From San Sebastian" from their superb new album 100 Lovers. The Los Angeles Times said of the album, "This sonically, musically and conceptually expansive album doesn't need a release date so much as a big-screen premiere." And now, with this ambitious new clip, the celebrated and unique band gets an appropriately cinematic accompaniment.

The captivating clip was directed by Vincent Comparetto and offers an exotic old world black and white feel of a long lost Fellini spy film. The angular industrial sets appear as if shot in some non existent former Soviet state. The climactic moped chase is nothing short of sublime.

As the director explains, "We wrapped our heads around a couple of concepts, and there were definitely a lot of areas we lined up on. I love Constructivism and Suprematism, so I wanted to work some of those ideas into the video. You'll see in a lot of the locations."

The video for "The Man From San Sebastian" premièred on June 24 at NPR.org. You can view the clip by going to href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/06/24/137397280/first-watch-devotchka-the-man-from-san-sebastian">NPR's All Songs Considered.

Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus
 

Browse by Artist

1454All Artists 92Tom Waits 54Mavis Staples 52Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 41Jolie Holland
40Bettye LaVette 37Man Man 37The Milk Carton Kids 33Tim Fite 33DeVotchKa 31Islands 31Grinderman 29Tinariwen 27Galactic 27Wilco 24Michael Franti and Spe... 24Son Little 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 21The Frames 20Joe Henry 20Saintseneca 19Booker T. Jones 19Sage Francis 17Yann Tiersen 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16Jason Lytle 16John K. Samson 15Christopher Paul Stell... 13Daniel Lanois 13Billy Bragg 13Doe Paoro 12Xavier Rudd 12Andy Shauf 12Peter Silberman 11The Weakerthans 11Lyrics Born 11Rain Machine 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11The Antlers 10The Swell Season 10The Melodic 10Xenia Rubinos 9Marianne Faithfull 9N.A.S.A. 9Glen Hansard 9Deafheaven 9Prism Tats 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Cadence Weapon 8The Coup 8Cameron Avery 7Elliott Smith 7Eddie Izzard 7Greg Graffin 7Dead Man's Bones 7Alec Ounsworth 7Beth Orton 7Kelly Hogan 7Calexico 7Title Fight 7So Much Light 7Delicate Steve 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Busdriver 6Os Mutantes 6Kate Bush 6Broken Twin 6Jade Jackson 5One Day As A Lion 5The Field 5Keaton Henson 5Beat Connection 5Los Angeles Police Dep... 5The Drums 4Ersi Arvizu 4Marketa Irglova 4Pops Staples 4Japandroids 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Petra Haden 3Cass McCombs 3The Dream Syndicate 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Girlpool 1Tricky 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1Youth Group 1Blackalicious 1Antibalas 1Porter Wagoner 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1The Locust 1Rogue's Gallery 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1Simian Mobile Disco 1case/lang/veirs 1Merle Haggard 1Jeff Tweedy 1Curtis Harding
See Full List+