VAN STEE - Here Comes the Fire
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posted 07 May 2018 by Krister Axel
The vocals seem to reminisce at the high-throaty nuggets of a Thom Yorke, while the affect and color of the music wind around the same modern Indie-Rock road together.

This is a slow clap moment; Van Stee has codified hipsterism, its sound and feeling, into the palpable savory cookie of a band video. The vocals seem to reminisce at the high-throaty nuggets of a Thom Yorke, while the affect and color of the music wind around the same modern Indie-Rock road together.

It's completely mesmerizing; I am both pleasantly surprised and slightly disturbed at the ability of this song and video to capture something so authentic inside a block-color stop-animation. Maybe we all live in that world now, where everything is beautiful but nothing is real. At least we still have the music.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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