Full Details of the BIBJ Millennial Playlist Hullabaloo are available here. Today's entry is #68: Letter From an Occupant by The New Pornographers (2000)
It seems as if new supergroups are forming every other week. Like how about that new Thom Yorke/Joey Waronker/Flea deal? That has crazy awesome potential right?
The New Pornographers were one of the first supergroups of the 2000s, and are still the best for my money, though Broken Social Scene, Postal Service, and Raconteurs could also argue for the title. By the way, do you realize how cutting edge green screen technology seemed earlier this decade? If you didn’t know it before, this video will remind you of the fact OVER and OVER. Honestly, this video may well have been a school project for the class One-Note Stunts 201.
They even do that ridiculously awful “throw an object from one frame and catch it in the next” stunt! Genius.
I’m all for generic backgrounds (park, construction site, shoreline, etc.) but I like to imagine the director being especially demanding with his needed background for the bridge of the song. You get me a night-time hard court tennis surface, goddammit!* So help me, if you give me a grass court I will lose my mind!
*This could in theory be an outdoor basketball court. I can’t tell with the quick cuts.