To be honest, when I first heard inc.’s perfect album no world, "Angel" was the song that immediately stood out as encapsulating everything I love about the Aged brothers, that perfect blend of smooth R&B with evasive lyrics so odd that they seemed to unsettle even as they soothed: Take me to the river and I'll be your angel. What could that mean? You could imagine a serial killer saying such a thing, but cooed by inc., it feels like the sweetest invite I could ever imagine. Much of the same could be said for the new video. What is going on? The Ageds are in pajamas, running in slow motion, and then a guitar lights on fire inexplicably. Why? Or, as I've learned from my undying love for no world, maybe it's better not to ask questions when something pleases so much.
Photographer John Francis Peters
July 31, 2013