Eliot Lee Hazel The Dandy Warhols have been around for nearly two decades…
- Posted on Nov 13th 2012 11:30AM by Cameron Matthews
Eliot Lee Hazel
On "Autumn Carnival," the Dandies reached out to alt-rock legend David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Together, they've created a ghostly chord progression that singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor whispers above, while a searing hot lead line makes jilted movements in the background.
The song's accompanying video is just as mysterious. A poor boy, fascinated with the macabre, dons a skeleton costume and goes out to run amok on the beach.
"The song came from David J and I discussing 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,'" Taylor-Taylor tells Spinner. "The theme here is how, as we age, our view of youth and our feelings regarding what it means become paper thin and almost totally unrealistic."
Check out the video for "Autumn Carnival" below, and grab the Dandy Warhols' latest album The Machine now via The End Records.