Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck debuts 'Dead Eyes' video
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 20:46
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Dusted (aka Brian Borcherdt of Holy Fuck) shared the stunning video for “Dead Eyes” off their new album Blackout Summer. The short film touches on sorrow, beauty, humor, family and friendship.
"I love the heart that these characters display – it's a perfect contrast to the routine funeral we are introduced to off the top,“ shared Borcherdt. “I laughed so many times out loud when I first watched the story unfold but it was the small gestures that kept me coming back. I feel so moved by the love they show their fallen comrade. For instance Claw-Hand-Man puts his hat to his heart after driving the dead body to the sea. He doesn't follow the procession but stands guard by the getaway car and sends this final heartfelt gesture. It's really touching; they loved this person so much."
Director William Wilkinson explains, "Dusted’s wistful, hypnotic song inspired us to tell a story of acceptance: sometimes we receive the greatest love and loyalty not from our own blood kin but, instead, from our closest friends.”
This new album arrives on the heels of the acclaimed 2012 debut, Total Dust, for which Dusted captivated crowds supporting Great Lake Swimmers, Perfume Genius and A Place To Bury Strangers. Borcherdt has spent years making unhinged dance music and touring relentlessly as one of the founding members of the noisy electronic group Holy Fuck, as well as a member of LIDS with Doug MacGregor of The Constantines and Alex Edkins of Metz. Behind the scenes, however, he was writing songs independently branching out in dramatically different directions and ultimately informing his solo project Dusted.