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.
Zeus has just blown our minds. Using stop-motion animation—a technique as comfortingly nostalgic as their warm and familiar classic pop sounds—and combining it with live performance, they’ve created one of the most impressive videos we’ve seen in a long time, for “Marching Through Your Head.” It’s the lead single from their hotly anticipated full-length debut (and was also on their surprise gem summer teaser EP, Sounds Like Zeus), Say Us, out later this month. (Look alive, Sound Advice.)
Featuring mini replica band boots stomping through a lush mini model forest and complemented by photos and video shot by video co-director Adam Makarenko (who is appropriately better known for his nature-vs.-technology-themed photography), the video is a veritable nature fantasy land that is straight-up creative and fun. Makarenko and fellow director Alan Poon rented a house on the city’s east side to set up stop-motion shop, while the band convened in a rented studio and donned blue paint for their footage. Arts&Crafts has posted a making-of video as well, a five-minute must watch for anyone as glued to the computer screen as we’ve been for this one.