Named after the 80s feminist-y television show, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Toronto based Crystal Castles pack one hell of a mean punch and carry a raw-edge thats hard to find these days. The duo composed of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass is most noted for its raucous shows, heavy sampling, distorted vocals and thumping dance beats, all of which are captured perfectly in a way thats both sickening and mesmerizing on their new video for Vanished.
Directed by Pinky of TV Carnage and with the aid of Sir Vernon Chatman, Vanished carries some strong opinions about childrens fame and the exploitation of younger generations. Neither Kath nor Glass appears in the video, yet its by far the duos strangest video yet!
In the style of Kidz Bop and a bit less frightening than High School Musical, the video, shot at Brooklyn’s Union Pool, is stylized in a disturbing yet funny manner thats similar to the final dance scene in Little Miss Sunshine. The whole thing goes down at a bar with all the kids doing their goofy synchronized dance skit on the main stage and plenty of flashing lights surrounding them. Towards the end, things take a turn for the worst though as the younger members of the audience spit on the performers almost in an act of defiance and disgust for their exploitation up on stage. Honestly its very weird all the way through, but somehow it matches up perfectly with the song. Worst comes to worst though, youll walk away a little tainted and ready to dance.
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