Artist: Paul Banks Video: "Young Again" Highlight: For this solo project,…
- Posted on Apr 16th 2011 6:30PM by Charley Rogulewski
The NYC band had finished a 50-minute long set that already went beyond expectations, considering the recent departures of some of the band's founding members. Frontman Paul Banks and co. strummed through staples like 'Slow Hands,' 'Evil' and 'Obstacle 1,' but the band also got visual help from director David Lynch who premiered some of his animation during 'Lights.'
In the months leading up to the festival, now in its 12th year, the Coachella website featured a link to the Creators Project, which mysteriously calls itself "a global culture and technology community created by Intel and Vice in order to showcase artists, musicians, and filmmakers, enabling them to realize new artworks." Working with Interpol, Animal Collective and Arcade Fire to "enhance their performances" during Coachella 2011, the Creators Project partnered up with London-based design house United Visual Artists and revamped the main stage into a "dynamic light and sound sculpture."
Dynamic? The stage freaked out. It came alive, unfolding and moving after Interpol's set to some crazy, evil drone while strobing like a cosmic wonder that was hallucinating-on-drugs awesome. See what we mean below.
The video starts after the installation had danced into center stage, but you can still get a feel for the trippy light display.