Melbourne outfit, My Elephant Ride, take us on a psychedelic adventure through the wilderness in their latest film clip. The video accompanies Sat in Tears which is the third track from their debut record Into The Jungle, due out a little later in the year.
The clip sees the band once again team up with filmmaker Dr D Foothead (The Babe Rainbow, The Murlocs) who they previously hit the Himalayas with to shoot the clip for their first single In the Water.
Sat in Tears follows a blissed out bush bash through drought-stricken Tasmanian scrubland.
Strap yourself in, My Elephant Ride take you on a haunting, psychedelic adventure in their new video for Sat In Tears.
The 4-minute adventure is established by two figures decked out in some pretty interesting outfits which, set against the stark Tasmanian wilderness, allude towards themes of duality and mysticism. The band’s psychedelic influences sit front and centre, visually and aurally, with the mesmerising trip on screen embellished by the song’s scattering, echoey vocals and subtle yet haunting synths.
The journey takes a dramatic turn when the two figures run into trouble; all that is left to do is run! Things become more frantic and violent as day turns to night and before too long the video takes on a whole new dimension, shifting into full-blown, mind-bending animation.
All sense of presence and reality become completely warped by a barrage of visual effects, both analog and digital, explosive drawings and ghostly figures. The track too takes on a new dimension, with a psyched-out bass groove, whipping synths and bluesy guitar riff and the whole experience becomes nothing if not arrestingly hypnotising.
The dreaminess of Sat In Tears gives a promising glimpse into the forthcoming record from My Elephant Ride, which deals with identity, strangers, love and getting high. The self-produced nine track record also sees collaborations with the likes of Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) and Daniel Caswell (Dune Rats, The Living End).
To celebrate the release of Sat In Tears, My Elephant Ride will be hitting the road in November. You can catch them at the following:
Sat Nov 5th – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Wed Nov 9th – The Loft, Warnambool
Fri Nov 11th – The Evelyn, Melbourne
Thu Nov 17th – Edinburgh Castle, Adelaide
Sat Nov 19th – The Golden Vine, Bendigo
Fri Nov 25th – World Bar, Sydney
You can pre-order Into The Jungle here.