One of the best new bands to land in our ears this year is Ashland-based quintet Slow Corpse. Recently signed to Portland label Tender Loving Empire, their knack for woozy lyrics over a slowed down backbeat are on display in new song “Run It,” while the video (directed by Noah Porter) starts with the band skateboarding down a suburban street and ends with a masked ritual around a bonfire.
Frontman Mitchell Winters says the video grew out of a meeting of strangers.
“We had no idea what to expect when making this video. All I knew is that the label was sending a filmmaker to live on my floor for a couple of days and that we were going to shoot a music video of some sort. The filmmaker, Noah, ended up being amazing, and a friendship was born out of this 4-day fever dream of a music video shoot. We ate together, slept in the same room, and a camaraderie grew out of what would have been a wildly stressful weekend of music, parties, and Craigslist tai chi instructors.”