VIDEO PREMIERE: FAWNS OF LOVE “ROCKET SCIENCE”
Fawns of Love put out their cover of the Chills’ “Rocket Science”—enthusiastically Chills approved, by the way—earlier this month, and now they’ve made a lovingly abstract analog video about flowers, sunrise and bright lights in the sky. (The brightest lights people have ever been able to make, really, possibly as also seen in the movie Threads.) The Chills’ 2017 original moves more quickly and hits a little harder, but here Fawns of Love slow it down and stretch it out, making it softer and somehow sadder. Once it’s matched with this lost-but-now-found-style footage, it turns into something almost tragic. Fawns co-founder Joseph Andreotti explains:
“The music video for our cover version of ‘Rocket Science’ by the Chills was inspired by Phillipp’s lyrics, David Lynch’s Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, and by Pete Seeger’s ‘Where Have all the Flowers Gone.’ We used 8 MM atomic bomb and nature—flowers—stock footage to capture a sense of political complacency that still plagues our society today. We filmed [Fawns co-founder] Jenny [Andreotti] singing using our own 8 MM camera to help blend the two films.”
“Rocket Science” is on Fawns of Love’s new Part Time Punks Sessions mini-album, available here now. And they’ll be performing at Zebulon this Sunday, Sept. 2, with some local-ish shows (with relevant film tie-ins) to follow. Complete dates below!
09/02/2018: Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (“Release The Bats” film premiere, Josiah Mazzaschi [Solo Set])
09/21/2018: Bakersfield, CA @ Bakersfield College (Panorama Creative Music Summit)
10/06/2018: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Film Center (w/ Marta Grimalt Canals’ Desierto En Tu Mente)