David Knight - 7th Nov 2019

Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, "a landmark cherished for its history, trees and monuments", now has a tribute from Battles, NYC's kings of New math rock, on their new album. Colin Read's video is a more wide-ranging tribute to New York City, and all kinds of participants in non-motorized transportation.

Read brings together a small army of skaters, cyclists, joggers, scooterists, rollerbladers, and every other method of self-transport users - an extended crew of DIY transportation-enthusiasts. Then they're commandeered to pull along Battles pair Ian Williams and John Stanier as they perform, like latterday charioteers, or Brooklynite Ben Hurs.

Good to see them putting those pesky kids to work...

Credits

DirectorColin Read
ProducerMiranda Kahn
Executive ProducerGiacomo Vigliar
Director of PhotographyAndrew Maso
Focus PullerConnor Lawson
Art DirectorJacob Ireland
EditorColin Read
ColouristJenny Montgomery
Grading companyCompany 3
CommissionerRik Green
LabelWarp Records
Other creditsSwing Grip - John Burgundy Key PA - George Beno Production Assistant - Rich Gold Production Assistant - Jasmine Abbasov Production Assistant - Tess McGuinness Production Assistant - Erica Garbarini Production Assistant - Gaby Leyner Flagger - Keisha Brady Flagger - Karen Campbell

David Knight - 7th Nov 2019

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