Published Feb 15, 2017Timber Timbre are set to return with new LP Sincerely, Future Pollution this April, but before it arrives, the band have shared a video for new cut "Velvet Gloves & Spit."
The new clip was created by artist and poet Cristine Brache, who also appears in the video. Shots of her shadowy figure in red lights and darkness are interspersed by stills that are a bit more well-lit. Brache had this to say about the video:
We wanted the video to have a homemade feel, lo-fi, to make the situation feel more intimate. With the first cut, I tried to let the video weave in and out of the song. The repetition emphasizes the earnest desire to be disciplined, which I think compliments the song. As it is a music video, I don't think it should be grounded in narrative because I don't think the song needs it. The song stands on its own. Any attempt to try to overshadow that would weaken the video. I think the music video's job is to provide opportunities for the viewer to see non-linear gestures and moments and to give the song space. A good song needs a lot of space.
Timber Timbre vocalist Taylor Kirk added:
I'd enjoyed the intimacy in the things that Cristine and [her partner] Brad Philips were making, together and respectively. Working outside the parameters of more conventional music video makers, I think the result is something that feels very true and candid. They seemed to understand the essence of the music very well. Though euphemistic the discipline ritual in the video is softly charged and shows a kind of tenderness and romance to the fixations parallel in the song.
Sincerely, Future Pollution arrives on April 7 through Arts & Crafts/City Slang. Watch the video for "Velvet Gloves & Spit" in the player below.
As previously reported, the band have a series of upcoming North American dates, and you can see them all here.