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Video Premiere: "Got Me Believing" by The Demon Rind

The Demon Rind
18 August 2020

The Demon Rind – Photo Credit: Nate Manny

Seattle-based band The Demon Rind, comprised of singer/songwriter/musician Kwab Eugene Copeland, Carrie Robinson, Bill Herzog, and Johnny Sangster, are releasing their upcoming album Something Nice I Want To Tell You on September 18th.

It’s the third LP from The Demon Rind and it’s a bracing return to the eerie and crepuscular urban, yet vintage sound of the past.

It’s a long, strange trip deftly handed by the band’s all-star line-up who blend the parochial, poetic melancholy of a homegrown group like The Kinks or Big Star with the ambitious, extended collective of late era Sly & The Family Stone, replete with Badfingeresque harmonies and Thin Lizzy-type guitar harmonies.

Something Nice I Want To Tell You combines the current line-up with many previous collaborators and guests including guitarist/producer Ian Moore, Jesse Sykes, Kurt Bloch, Lance Moore, Ryan Leyva, Phil Wandscher, and Drew Church, among others.

The full-length is a document of the musical community Copeland inhabited around Ballard Avenue in Seattle over the last 20 or so years. It was produced in Seattle by power pop icon Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop!, but also by punk demigod Kurt Bloch at the Red Room and Birdtime Bird Co., as well as by Ian Moore at El Estacado, Vashon Island, WA and Mike Vasquez at Sweatbox Studio in Austin TX.

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of the video for the album’s opening track, “Got Me Believing.” It’s casually delivered jangle popper with serious lyrics that delve into the power of belief, and the search for truth, while in the throes in grief.

The accompanying video clip, which is beautifully rendered by Jessica Levey, relates the poignant story of the song though the use of animated paper cut-outs in the shape of two characters who interact against the delicately hand-drawn backdrop.

A man and woman are in love with each other and spend happy hours together under the moon, but when dawn breaks and the sun rises, a tragic fate befalls the woman.

The man is left to deal with his loss on his own and in his own way. Fantasy, dreams, and hopes intermingle in this bittersweet tale that touches the heart.