Influential alt-rockers the Pixies today released “Indie Cindy,” their second music video of the summer and second straight video from the talented Oklahoma filmmaking team of LAMAR+NIK.
The moody midtempo track, also the second the band has dropped since longtime bassist Kim Deal left the seminal group, is featured on a new four-song “EP-1″ the band released today via www.pixiesmusic.com.
The disquieting video for “Indie Cindy” tells of a love triangle gone wrong alternately in reverse, forward motion and via grainy videotape. (NOTE: The song lyrics include some profanity.)
“Pixies” and “Indie Cindy” have been trending on Twitter throughout the day. The band got similar results back in late June when LAMAR+NIK’s video for the Pixies’ “Bagboy” debuted. “Bagboy” was the Pixies’ first song in almost 10 years.
LAMAR+NIK is the inventive music video-making team of Jesse Lamar High, a Norman denizen, and Nik Harper, a former Oklahoma City resident who now lives in Seattle.
As previously reported, the pair first came to the attention of the Pixies’ manager, Richard Jones, after creating their excellent flipbook-style video for Shawnee singer-songwriter Samantha Crain’s “Never Going Back.”
“He wasn’t talking to anyone else. He wanted us to do the video,” High told me in an interview earlier this summer. “That’s crazy. So even before we had submitted an idea, we had the video, which is totally uncommon for someone of that caliber.”
“Really, besides the band not featuring in the video, that was only the guideline we had. Like it was ‘whatever you come up with,’” Harper said, adding that they were just finishing up the video when the band announced that bassist Kim Deal had left the seminal group.
The Pixies are conspicuously absent from the “Indie Cindy” video, too.
Although they didn’t get to meet the Pixies while making “Bagboy,” LAMAR+NIK said they received a personal email from singer Black Francis and drummer David Lovering complimenting the video.
Even better, they got a second gig out of it: