“Arcanum” Show Me The Body

Show Me The Body is sharing a new video for their single “Arcanum,” the track is of their latest release Dog Whistle. The clip was co-directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker and documentary photographer Landon Yost and Show Me The Body themselves. The visual features candid shots of the people that make up the band’s home, New York City. It starts with a montage of footage spanning from graveyards to a taxidermy studio to a bustling street, and as the video progresses the physical film that makes it up is slowly destroyed.

“The idea for ‘Arcanum’ originated from an experimental film I made 3 years ago. Since then I’ve been experimenting with the film burning process,” says Yost. “The piece was very collaborative – the band and I fleshed out the moments and tableaus we felt were emblematic of what ‘Arcanum’ stands for. The burning process was the most challenging component. With the expertise of our friends at Negativeland I was able to dial in the precise style of burning we were after — a complicated 12 hour, 4 person endeavor. It felt like the right final step; take everything we’d done and set it on fire.”

“Arcanum” is the sixth video from the album following “USA Lullaby,” “Drought,” (the crowd sourced video featuring the band’s coffin renditions that are the tangible signs of the community SMTB built) “Forks and Knives,” “Madonna Rocket,” and “Camp Orchestra.”

Show Me The Body
Dog Whistle
Track Listing

1. Camp Orchestra
2. It’s Not For Love
3. Animal In A Dream
4. Badge Grabber
5. Drought
6. Forks and Knives
7. Now I Know
8. Madonna Rocket
9. Arcanum
10. Die For The Earth To Live
11. USA Lullaby

Dog Whistle by Show Me The Body is now available via Loma Vista Recordings