Wednesday, March 15, 2017

$100 Heat

R. Ring
Hundred Dollar Heat

 The video for this song was animated by Protomartyr's Alex Leonard, with drawings of animals, objects, people, some famous, some not, and two things that reappear from the Cutter clip -- bombs and gasoline. Kelley Deal sings this. She says on the Pure Volume site that this clip and song is about wrestling with her spirit animal over who will go to the store for some Mountain Dew. It’s a cool premise, one that makes the images come alive even more, not that they weren't very much alive already.  But what I also hear is heartbreaking sadness, like someone not believing that someone is going to do something, like drive into town. It’s a quiet sounding song, almost electric folk. All in all, an interesting, wonderful clip, and a great song. Pure Volume has commentary. 

Andrea Weiss

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