Thus Owls Release Video For “Ropes”

hus Owls share their new video for their single "Ropes" from their album 'Turning Rocks'

Thus Owls’ new music video for Ropes from their album Turning Rocks (Secret City Records), director Mylene Simard creates a nebulous, surreal world where fish-headed creatures made of scales, tentacles, teeth and fur amble through lush natural landscapes under a dense fog of swirling colors. It’s a perfect visual counterpart to Thus Owls’ dynamic sound.

Based in Montreal, originated in Sweden, Thus Owls are the husband-and-wife duo of Erika and Simon Angell. A transatlantic sonic experiment in tone and color, Turning Rocks was recorded in Montreal and is lyrically inspired by stories from Erika’s childhood home, a tiny village on the Swedish island of Orust.

“Simon and Erika are true collaborators, always willing to endure all forms of torture and discomfort in the name of weird video art,” says Simard. “We wanted to tell a story through the video that was fantastical and murky, about creatures or monsters forced to separate in some sort of magical forest, set off on their own path, reluctantly and painfully. We wanted to make a beautiful fairy tale video, with elements of horror and psychedelia. The final result is strange and dream-like, and I hope viewers come out of watching it with their own interpretation.”

11/28 Eindhoven NL @ De Kapel
11/29 Leeuwarden NL @ Explore the North Festival
11/30 Hasselt BE @ Muziekdroom Club (Autumn Falls Festival)
12/01 Brighton UK @ The Hope
12/04 London UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
12/05 Gent BE @ Vooruit (Autumn Falls Festival)
12/06 Berlin DE @ Roter Salon
12/08 Copenhagen DK @ Ideal Bar
12/09 Gothenburg SE @ Scandic Europa
12/10 Stockholm SE @ Scandic Grand Central
12/11 Lund SE @ Mejeriet
12/12 Hamburg DE @ Hasenschaukel
12/13 Den Haag NL @ State X New Forms Festival
12/15 Lille FR @ El Diablo
12/16 Fontenay-sous-Bois FR @ Salle Jacques Brel (Les Aventuriers Festival)
12/17 Nantes FR @ Le Barricade
12/18 Niort FR @ Le Duplex
12/19 Tulle FR @ Des Lendemains qui Chantent
12/20 Tulle FR @ Des Lendemains qui Chant ent (early show)

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