Music

Video Premiere: Porcelain Raft’s “The Way In”

Music

Video Premiere: Porcelain Raft’s “The Way In”

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There was a time when it seemed like every music video released by a band was just spliced together found footage, usually not even edited in any way that complemented the song (probably the height of this were the videos that heralded the coming of Lana Del Rey). Maybe because Porcelain Raft‘s Mauro Remiddi has a few years on most of the artists celebrated by the blogosphere, his appropriation of old footage ends up being a little savvier than what we’re used to. In this clip for “The Way In,” which Remiddi wrote and directed, movies are projected onto a sheet in front of which sits Remiddi, facing the wrong way if he actually wants to see what’s playing. Together with Porcelain Raft’s dreamy bedroom pop, the similarly bedroom visual feels like you’re underwater, or sleeping, or both. So avoid catastrophe and don’t ever put this song on at a pool party. “The Way In” appears on Porcelain Raft’s album Strange Weekend, out now on Secretly Canadian. Enjoy the exclusive premiere below.