Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pictures of Then on MN's ONION in regards to music video

Vid Vs. Vid: Pictures Of Then
by Lara Avery
September 3, 2009

Local foursome Pictures Of Then released its second album, And The Wicked Sea, in July. Critical consensus indicates that the band's edgy throwback sound—channeling current indie greats like Dr. Dog and Wilco—will find an audience beyond its Minneapolis roots. The video for pseudo-title track "Wicked Sea" combines wide-eyed dolls in stop-motion animation with a trippy revenge storyline that strangely suits the song's restlessly poppy vibe. Of course, romantic tension can be difficult to create with plastic figurines. Compare the doll-on-doll dynamics between the "Wicked Sea" vid and a behind-the-scenes clip of High School Musical principles Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. (Pictures Of Then's next hometown gig is Sept. 11 at the Uptown Bar.) READ AND WATCH HERE

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