The Lemon Twigs have that feeling when past meets future, but from a slightly askew angle.
There's a hint of bubblegum pop in there, a classic late 60s and early 70s melodic appeal; but these influences have been allowed to go wild, forging new pathways in the process.
The brotherly duo will release new album 'Do Hollywood' tomorrow (October 14th) and to celebrate they're ready to unveil a brand new video.
The Autumn de Wilde-directed 'As Long As We're Together' shares a similarly retro-futurist vibe, pitting The Lemon Twigs in the Californian desert.
First, I listened to the song 100 times... as I do, eyes closed.... except when driving.
I kept ending up in an empty golden landscape. I'm obsessed with the space-age future once described by the past... now lost and forgotten. I talked to production designers, Adam Siegel and Tina Pappas about creating a colorful apocalyptic barren universe. They came back to me with this amazing car. It was the car that Catwoman fake-kidnapped the Joker in on Batman the tv show AND Captain Kirk's hotrod on Star Trek. Shirley Kurata dug for colors and textures to compliment the car and found this amazing vintage pink satin wings jacket. Vanessa Price jumped in the van with us and brought all her favorite dusty desert make up.
The Lemon Twigs are unbelievable live.... so I knew I wanted to do a performance video, but still place them in an electric surreal dream world. The wind picked up and howled through us. The car wouldn't start. My bare-bones camera department was DP Matt Lloyd, producer Saul Germaine, two shitty folding chairs, me and a camera. The dust and wind became a monster we were battling all day, but we all had a blast.... and damn it looked good.
Check it out now.