Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sidequest: "Black Heart" by Strange Eyes

Back in 1985, Marilyn Martin had a minor hit with the song "Night Moves." It was accompanied by a video that was a riff on Tony Scott's film THE HUNGER from a few years earlier, and casts Martin as a vampire that fills her larder with dumb guys throughout the track's 5:15 minute run time. The closing shots reveal a warehouse full of men hanging from hooks as police swarm the location. I can't imagine too many people remember either the song or the video, but you can check it out HERE.

A new video by dreampop band outfit Strange Eyes had me thinking about "Night Moves" quite a bit, if for no other reason than the black widow motif they share. But where "Night Moves" seemed content to channel Scott's MTV-ready vampires, "Black Heart" goes to much more ... ferocious places. It's the kind of video that might even give Glenn Danzig pause, and I've struggled a bit while settling on a screencap to head up this post. I don't want to ruin the impact of this wonderfully absurd hybrid of UNDER THE SKIN, THE NEON DEMON and (cough) THE ROOM. I am madly, deeply in love with this song. More please.

Watch it yourself below.

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