Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kera and the Lesbians - "Snakes" (Official Video) - A Black and White Pulpy Mix of Murder, Mysticism and More....

The Official video for "Snakes" from Kera and the Lesbians' Year 23 EP glows in stark black and white. It is a pulpy mix of murder, mysticism and a possible reel to reel resurrection.  Edited with the cool shimmy shake and dicey dramatics of the song, the imagery demands your full attention as does Kera herself whose evocative vocal performance beckons you to lean in and savor all the nuances and bite that she has to offer. Directed by Sinziana Velicescu and Michael Delaney with photography direction from Lonnie Francisco, "Snakes" is one of the better music videos I have seen this year and successfully helped me rinse out the bad taste in my mouth left by Jack White's "Would You Fight For My Love" video.

Kera and the Lesbians are about to embark on a West Coast Tour and you will be doing yourself a huge favor if you attend one of their shows. Snake your way up to the front of the stage if at all possible and prepare to surprised at what you will see, hear and feel. While the whole band is special in their own way, it is Kera Armendariz who is the lightning rod possessed with the ghosts of music of the past as she embodies this kind of 40's porch blues garage rock with a pure punk aesthetic. I interviewed her and the boys a couple of years ago. Please check it out here:  AP Interview: Kera and The Lesbians Want to Lay Their Hands On You

And, of course, discover more about Kera and the Lesbians.

Robb Donker

 Kera & the Lesbians: West Coast tour dates:

01 San Francisco, CA – The Depot *
03 Pioneertown, CA – Desert Stars Festival #
05 Oakland, CA – Leo’s %
07 Portland, OR – Alhambra Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg HiFi ^
12 San Diego, CA – Casbah +
17 Palm Springs, CA – Ace Hotel

*= w/ La Luz
#= w/ He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
%= w/ Pookie and the Poodlez, BaD bAd
^= w/ Heathers, Girlpool, guest DJ Devendra Banhart
+= w/ Young Rebel Set

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