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Belgian trio Brutus made major waves when their mind-blowing performance video of “War,” filmed live at Rain City studios, hit the internet last month, and now the band is back with new single “Cemetery” and a stylishly neon interpretive dance video to boot.
Directed by Thou’s own Mitch Wells — who previously helmed Miserable’s fantastic “Loverboy” visual — the clip shows actor Jarrett Sleeper dancing his way through a tree-filled area in the dark, lit only by gorgeous shifting neon lights as he dramatically mingles and sweeps through the dangling leaves that surround him. The song’s alternately ethereal and aggressive passages rage on in joint harmony with Sleeper’s charismatic yet jerky movements. Cross fades and overlays mimic the textures of the song, and smoke fills the scene as the actor begins to lip sync along to drummer-vocalist Stefanie Mannaerts’ singing in the song’s bridge.
A steady crescendo builds between the echoing sounds of the tune and the spastic energy of Sleeper’s movements, when suddenly the scene shifts and the dancer appears atop some sort of cliff in the daylight, overlooking a mountainous area with widespread arms before the song and video cut off abruptly.
“Cemetery” is taken from Brutus’ upcoming full-length Nest, due March 29th on Sargent House Records. While no North American dates in support of the record have been announced, the group has several European shows lined up from April to June. See those and an official track list below.
Brutus tour dates:
04/28 - Munster, DE - Sputnik Cafe
04/29 - Paris, FR - Point Ephémère
05/01 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05/02 - Brussel, BE - Les Nuits de Botanique - Rotonde
05/04 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
05/05 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
05/06 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
05/08 - London, UK - Boston Music Room
05/13- Koln, DE - MTC
05/14 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
05/15 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
05/16 - Berlin, DE - Maze
05/18 - Dresden, DE - Scheune
05/20 - Munich, DE - Storm
05/21 - Zürich, CH - Ziegel oh Lac
05/22 - Frankfurt, DE - Nachtleben
0524 - Arlon, BE - L'Entrepot
05/25 - Charleroi, BE - Eden
05/26 - Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom
05/29 - Gent, BE - Handelsbeurs
05/30 - Antwerpen, BE - Trix
06/23 - Clisson, FR - HELLFEST
06/28-30 - Madrid, ES - Download Festival Madrid