Posted on September 15th, 2016
[as seen on Adhoc]
"Coffee", the seven-minute long epic from Kal Marks' latest LP Life is Alright… Everybody Dies, has been given video treatment by director Sheree Chen. In the single, the Boston-bred post-punks confront life-affirming sadness with moments of quiet intoning punctuated by high-energy sections of earthy distortion. The track's video orbits the growth and decay of a couple's relationship, framing moments of joy and grief in a cool, stark visual palette. Passionate confrontations are cut with pastoral landscapes and moments of contemplation in a way that pairs with the peaks and valleys of song's terrain. We as the audience are passive observers to a private drama, unfolding in both the character's minds and bodies. The tortured vocals of the track provide the script, and the intricate instrumental textures propel the scene forward.
Life Is Alright… Everybody Dies is out now via Exploding In Sound and Midnight Werewolf Records.