VIDEO PREMIERE: EagleWolfSnake Paint The Void With “Empty Weather”
Loss can be crippling. And yet we all go through it, but deal with it in different ways.
San Fransisco’s EagleWolfSnake cope with bright, bold, catchy melodies and insanely lurid colors.
“Empty Weather” is an abstract term for what exists before life and after death. It was inspired by a friend’s recently losing his mother to cancer. That friend’s parents were done having children, but he and his mother made a deal on the Astral Plane, and her last son was born.
“Empty Weather” is a way to thank those that bring us into the world, and the hope we’ll see them again.
It all sounds very grim and serious, but EagleWolfSnake don’t treat it that way. The band took inspiration from psychedelic music videos of the ’80s and ’90s, from The Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime” to The Flaming Lips’ “She Don’t Use Jelly”. They gathered some colorful inpsiration from the Holi Festival in India.
All in all, EagleWolfSnake make the void seem kind of fun, and maybe not so bad. They offer comfort that we’ll see the people we love again. And, most of all, they offer us two-and-a-half minutes of insanely catchy melodies and eye-popping visuals that will take away your cares for a while.
“Empty Weather” is the most recent single from EagleWolfSnake’s debut album Zang/em>, which is due out Oct. 30.