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Sound Tracks: “Do It in the Dark” by The Balconies

A local group gives one of their singles a horror-themed makeover.

Believe it or not, music videos still exist. Sound Tracks trolls the internet to find the best and the worst of local artists’ new singles and the good, bad, or otherwise noteworthy visuals that accompany them.

It’s a zombietastic time of year, and here we have one of Toronto’s most lively rock bands, The Balconies, doing their bit to spread the undead fever.

Do It in the Dark is a re-working of The Balconies’ Serious Bedtime, one of their earliest singles. The catchy refrain (which has become the new title) remains, but the song’s production values have been amped up considerably. In particular, powerhouse lead vocalist Jacquie Neville has much more in the way of vocal flourishes this time around.

Working with the funding from MuchFact, Director Alon Isocianu and Director of Photography Rion Gonzales have situated the Balconies trio in a creepy forest not unlike the one in Evil Dead, around a campfire with friends. As the campers are picked off one by one, the video hits on all manner of supernatural horror film staples, including creepy little girls, and a Thriller-style twist. The Balconies might be singing about doing it in the dark, but everything here is lit well enough for horror-film fans to appreciate the level of care that went into the shoot.

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