Department of Eagles premiered their new Patrick Daughters/Marcel Dzama co-directed video for "No One Does it Like You" at MoMA's PopRally last night and, during their Q+A, all the video's crew could talk about was how they had no budget. Actually that wasn't all they could talk about but they seemed pretty bewildered and stoked that the video actually materialized through favors and kindness. Someone somewhere had to have rubbed some pennies together, though, as dancing ninja ghost soldiers can't come cheap. After the video screened and the panel spoke (with Daughters' disembodied faux-French accented voice booming from above) the Eagles came out and played a crisp set of whispy, peppy folk. They closed with "No One Does it Like You," and apologized for not being able to have 17 tracks of audio like the studio recording. Pretty sure they didn't mean it, though.
March 25, 2009