a musical duel
New Music Video: Menomena’s “Plumage”
Assault rifles, smoking jackets, Evel Knievel suits, snifters, and rocket launchers. An outrageous musical one-upmanship that’s the best thing we’ve seen all week.
For one thing, the video seems an apt metaphor for the creative process between band members Danny Seim (star) and Justin Harris (even more star), each meeting the other’s musical hat-in-the-ring with a drum beat or bass line even more aggressive and majestic. But on a much simpler level, it’s a fantastic video play between two men who have worked together since they were boys, playing a musical game of make-believe that we’ve all had the joy to get lost in.