by Steven Ashford
On a lackadaisical conquest to reach the epicenter of nowhere in particular, the dismal, droned-out Capgun Coup crew purge through solemn, empty streets of eastern Omaha. Accompanied by a lazy vocal style and sluggish camera fades, the neo-noir cinematography leaves an eerily comforting feeling. There is something to be said about the healing powers of a carefree cruise.
Capgun Coup have given Hear Nebraska the opportunity to premiere their new music video, “My Boredom is Bored,” from their latest album, Contextual Doom.
“It’s a hopeless video,” says guitarist Jesse McKelvey.
“I really like the visual of the city lights passing over our faces,” says guitarist and vocalist Sam Martin. “In America, the car has always been a sanctuary.”
The video may also be an adaptation reminiscent of the countless adolescent hours when kids would aimlessly drive all night, just because they could.
“I remember having this convertible Chrysler LeBaron,” says keyboardist and vocalist Greg Elsasser. “You had to put the top down manually, and it had no reverse. Sam wasn’t very good at rolling joints, so I would have to drive and roll joints simultaneously. And we would just drive east to somewhere that didn’t suck.”
directed by: S.A. Martin
photographed by: Nicholas O'Bradovich
featuring: Capgun Coup
edited by: S.A. Martin
Steven is a Hear Nebraska contributor. Today, he took a spin through an old high school neighborhood that brought back old memories. Then he had a glass of scotch. Keep your eyes peeled for the full interview with the band tomorrow and reach Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.