Made by Leblanc + Cudmore
Produced by Jennifer Millington
Written & edited by Scott Cudmore
Photographed by Michael Leblanc
Art direction by Katherine Salnek
Makeup by Caitlin Wright
Wardrobe styling by Muska Zurmati
Post FX by Hardave Grewal
3D by Adam Hunt
Production company: Revolver Films
Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers have released a quirky new video for "Dancehall Domine." Watch above.
The video was directed by Toronto filmmakers Leblanc + Cudmore. Scott Cudmore had this to say via a press release:
Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and Blu-rays. "Dancehall Domine" is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe, or a bunch of fragments from films like that — thrillers, bad romances. In one case we’re clearly referencing Clouzot’s famous L’enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!
The song, like many of their others, has plenty of playful harmonies and a jumpy rhythm. It's wonky pop all around, combining eccentric arrangements and whimsy with the comfortable reliability of pop. It's happy-go-lucky, with just enough weirdness to keep it from spilling over into cheesy territory.