With the taxidermy, symmetry, title font, oddball affect, and all around twee vibe of their video “Washed Up” by South of France, it should come as no surprise that it was inspired by Wes Anderson. Jeff Cormack, one half of the Denver indie-pop duo with new wife Kelly Lueke explained as much.
“The video was completely inspired by Wes Anderson. I wanted to sort combine imagery from both The Royal Tennenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited,” he says. “The museum of Nature and Science dioramas provided the perfect back-drop for that surreal world that Wes always creates in his films.”
“Then, drawing even more inspiration from The Darjeeling Limited and the concept of our video, we decided to further the idea by developing the safari print collaboration with Akomplice,” Cormack goes on. “Like the luggage in the movie, each piece matches and has our initials on it. We’re so happy that we got to create this package with Akomplice. This is why we do music… to create, to have awesome experiences, and to collaborate with other creative people, artists, musicians, designers.”