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- Posted on Oct 15th 2009 4:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"We tried to find a roller rink to film it in but they're basically all gone," Wells tells Spinner while en route to a gig in Austin, Texas. "There use to be one called Stardust in the 'burbs around Vancouver that I'd go to as a kid, but that one shut down three years ago."
Admittedly a little disappointed that the authentic roller skating experience they remembered as kids growing up in the '80s couldn't be captured on camera, the members of the Black Mountain-offshoot -- acting as filmmaker Zac Rothman's ad hoc production team -- were quick to come up with an alternative local.
"We had to rent out a hockey rink that didn't have any ice on it," the keyboardist explains.
The offbeat music video, which features a young girl outfitted in a bubble-gum pink parka and white retro roller skates circling around a deserted rink, is spot-on as far as offering a visual approximation of the band's moody indie rock sound. What should be a carefree adventure to the local community rink feels gloomy and altogether unsettling when paired with the second single from 'Infinite Light.'
With ample material on Lightning Dust's sophomore disc to keep Rothman hard at work crafting artsy flicks for the next 12 months, we can't help but wonder which song will get the video treatment next, but the band hasn't actually given it much thought. "Videos aren't something that we think about that often when we make music. For us, its all about the sound," Wells says. "If something comes up it's always fun to try and add a visual element to it, but we don't have any immediate plans to make another video.