Levek “Black Mold Grow” from Michael Lawrence on Vimeo.
You want trippy, then check out this video Michael Lawrence directed for Levek. It’s called “Black Mold Grow”, and while some of the imagery might be disturbing to some, take it all in, and then watch it again. The song itself has a nice 60’s soulful pop feel to it, which I like, and that alone may not sit well with some due to the images but take it all in at first, and then watch it one more time. Shot in Buffalo, New York, Lawrence talked about this video and this quote is taken from teh press release:
“David (from Levek) and I spoke for months about the meaning behind the album, ‘Black Mold Grow’ in particular. Similar images kept on coming into both of our heads – a gauzy, transcendental view on a young woman’s struggle with her psyche. Creating the film was an organic process – everything from the original script to the end product was guided by the nature surrounding us. The locations and environments added a large scope to the film – but, more than anything, created a backdrop for a character-driven story to unfold in a spontaneous, genuine way.”
It’s real, it’s literal, it’s metaphorical, it’s creative. If you watched it and didn’t get it before, watch it again.
If it’s too much for you, take the visuals out from your memory and just listen to the track. Like the title, this song will “grow” on you. It didn’t? Listen again.
Octoher will be a good time for Dent May fans, for not only will be be doing shows in the East, but he’ll be heading to this year’s CMJ. If you dig and love him, do so even more with these shows.
October 9 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
October 10 Williamsburg, VA – William and Mary College
October 11 Princeton, NJ – Princeton Terrace Club *
October 14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
October 18 Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery $
October 18 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands ^
October 19 Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly !
October 21 Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
October 22 Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge
October 23 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar #
October 24 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox %
* w/ Mac Demarco
$ Carpark / Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase
^ Force Field PR Showcase
! Panache CMJ Showcase
# w/ Idiot Glee, Levek
% w/ D. Watusi, William Tyler
New music from Levek? Not only that, but there’s a new album on the way in September called Look A Little Closer (Lefse), and “French Lessons” is just the first taste of what is on that album, the cover of which looks like this:
Listen to this song while staring at the cover? This sounds like a man who has spent a hell of a lot of time at thrift stores and yard sales, which is a good thing. Look A Little Closer will reach you in full on September 25th.