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" premiÃ¨red on June 24 at NPR.org. You can view the clip by going to NPR's All Songs Considered.