Calpurnia have today released an animated video for their song “Wasting Time” off of theirScout EP which came out earlier this year. The video was created by animator, Martin MacPherson – an award-winning animator who has worked on all the Calpurnia videos thus far and created the animation for “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” and has recently worked on projects for Washed Out and Flying Lotus.
MacPherson spoke about the video saying “Certain music has a way of evoking vivid memories from your past. Good memories, bad memories, weird ones, too. I wanted this video to depict a story of music bringing a civilization, frozen in time, back to life with all those beautiful, ugly and strange memories being revived, at least for the length of the song. I think there can be a danger to living in the past too much however and at a certain point it’s time to move on. I chose to show this by drawing spaceships and strange, melting, monsters and Calpurnia were super cool with letting me do so. I was inspired by Jason Bartel’s Cover Art for the band’s EP and wanted to continue that aesthetic throughout as a post-cataclysmic version of the world you see in the art for City-Boy and Greyhound. I did my best to hide some other Calpurnia reference’s throughout the video as well that you may have to go back and look for in case you missed them the first time around.”
The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist Finn Wolfhard noted “We are really happy to make an animated video and happier still to have worked with Marty. His style is very unique and I don’t think there is anything else out there that looks like this video. Marrying his images to our music is super cool.”
Calpurnia are also excited to announce additional World Tour dates as well as a performance at Shaky Knees Festival. See below for a full rundown.