Sound Tracks: "Wait and See" by Diamond Rings
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Sound Tracks: “Wait and See” by Diamond Rings

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.

If Colin Medley makes it, apparently, we will post it.
His second music video for the D’Urbervilles’ frontman’s solo-synth gig, the internet-bolstered Diamond Rings, relies less on green screens but, thankfully, just as much on the dancing. “Wait and See” is a slightly awkward tromp through pretty foliage in a pretty typical residential Toronto street, with the dance crew clad in leather and denim and caked-on make-up. Mr. Rings’s boyish excitement and colourful, well, everything, contradict the darker tone of this track; his voice is so deep it’s almost menacing and the stark minor guitar jangle give his fun new wave sound a bit of, dare we say it, edge. The new namesake seven-inch should be a good hold-over until the Diamond Rings full-length, Special Affections, which Medley tells us should be out by summer.
Medley details the choreographers, cast, and crew on his blog, and while he also points out that Pitchfork had the exclusive on this video’s premiere, we’ll hold out for the behind-the-scenes footage from the video-ending Halloween rager.