Portland-based band Big Haunt got in touch with me to share the first music video from their brand new album Devotionals. And it’s awesome. As to why they decided to reach out to me, your guess is as good as mine (although I suspect it might have something to do with a different video I shared a couple of months ago). Whatever the reason, I’m glad they did. I won’t pretend I know the first thing about music, but I know what I like, and this is it.
The Portland Mercury described “Burn Me Up” (below) as a song in which “dark lyrics and harmonizing are wrapped in poignant instrumentation that ebbs and flows between high-energy shrills and relaxed verses.” I’d say that applies to Devotionals as a whole; check out the video and decide for yourself.
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How amazing is everything in that video? It was created in collaboration with cinematic visionaries Lion Attack, whose whole repertoire is wonderfully weird.
I moved this post to the top of my to-do list because Big Haunt is having a video release party this Wednesday, April 2nd, at Valentine’s here in Portland, and I’d encourage any locals to attend. I plan on being there, so be sure to say hello if you do stop by! In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of Devotionals over on BandCamp and follow them on Facebook.
Video © Big Haunt