Today, Show Me The Body are sharing a new video from their latest album Dog Whistle. ‘Arcanum’ is co-directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker and documentary photographer Landon Yost and Show Me The Body themselves. The visual features candid shots of the people that make up the band’s home, New York City. It starts with a montage of footage spanning from graveyards to a taxidermy studio to a bustling street, and as the video progresses the physical film that makes it up is slowly destroyed.
“The idea for ‘Arcanum’ originated from an experimental film I made 3 years ago. Since then I’ve been experimenting with the film burning process,” says Yost. “The piece was very collaborative – the band and I fleshed out the moments and tableaus we felt were emblematic of what ‘Arcanum’ stands for. The burning process was the most challenging component. With the expertise of our friends at Negativeland I was able to dial in the precise style of burning we were after — a complicated 12 hour, 4 person endeavor. It felt like the right final step; take everything we’d done and set it on fire.”
Show Me The Body is also releasing their 2014 debut EP Yellow Kidney for digital download for the first time. The EP will be available exclusively on Bandcamp for 24 hours only with all proceeds going directly to the band. Purchase the EP here.