JM Lapham from MIEN has created a video for the bands amazing new single ‘Odessey’, which is out today and it is taken from their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album that was released on 6th April through Rocket Recordings.
JM said this about the track and video: “The track started out as an instrumental by Tom. I had heard a song by an 80s band called Vox Populi and I tried sampling the chorus, which is in Dutch, but it didn’t work, so Vox Populi ended up re-recording the vocals for us. The chi-chi boy could be whatever you wanted it to be.” Lapham goes on to explain the video concept, “A friend of mine was called to sneak out a sprawling collection of vintage porn magazines from a local radio DJ’s house who had just passed away. Apparently a church group were on their way to collect his belongings and these magazines had to disappear fast. He mentioned this story to me right around the time we started talking about needing a new music video. I got this juvenile idea for how to recycle these “adult materials” and so with the help of some friends, began cutting up a small portion of the collection (200 plus magazines). I then scanned them and started ‘fleshing out’ this surreal, seedy little world. I set out to build something that resembles a lost, psychedelic art collage that would look like the love child between Peter Max and Roy Lichtenstein. I almost went a little nutty building this thing frame by frame, but had a blast doing it.”
The band have also just announced their first European dates:
Fri 21 Sept / London, UK – Moth Club Tickets
Sat 22 Sept / Angers, France – Levitation Festival Tickets
Mon 24 Sept / Paris, France – Le Cafe de la Danse
Tue 25 Sept / Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Tickets
Order the album: https://mien.bandcamp.com/