The uber-creative but still fairly under the radar group, New Villager, set a very high bar with their video for “Lighthouse” earlier this year, so when the always great blog disco naivete posted a new clip for their new song “Shot Big Horizon” yesterday I eagerly watched to see where the group had decided to go with this video. The video coincided with the release of two new tracks including “Shot Big Horizon.” Listen to the song and check out the band’s website for info about the album and the various performance and visual art projects that these two NY/SF gentleman busy themselves with.
While “Lighthouse” executed elaborate costume design with Oriental motifs and a ying-yang aesthetic, this “Shot Big Horizon” employs a more natural, earthy aesthetic. The black and white costumes still signify some part for humanity to play, a natural balancing act to exist in, but not adversely affect nature perhaps?
As for the music, not a huge leap from Lighthouse, which I found a bit punchier and urgent than the minimal guitar riff that this song rests on. Perhaps this is why I’ve always enjoyed the Punches remix of Lighthouse so much.