‘Hideout’ is the 2nd single from the upcoming debut album (March 1st) ‘Author Of Affection’ by THE DARK FRUITS. The accompanying video for the single shows kids – eating hamburgers. Odd, but simple. And from what we gather from the band’s point of view, during the shoot, it was a fun deal for all involved.
Lead vocalist Jeff Wolosewich stated: “[The video] an homage to an old Andy Warhol performance art piece, filmed by Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth. I was just trying to think of a really simple idea for the video yet I also wanted it convey that feeling of a secret place or a special moment in time. I remembered this idea from Leth where Warhol just sits and eats a burger, but it’s so much more than that. There are so many micro-movements he makes… it becomes almost like a beautiful ballet. I thought I’d enlist my kids to try it – all with just one take each – and I was going to pick the best one. In the end, cutting them all together made it work. I love how it captures these four fleeting moments in time, from young to older and older to young. The bonus was that my kids all ate the burgers entirely, and it only took them 4 and a ½ minutes each. If you’re a parent, you know how special that is.”
In the tradition of R.E.M., THE DARK FRUITS takes a very philosophical but realist approach to song construction. From the engaging guitar works to the deeply layered lyrical meanings, the band takes simple images into a complex format of communication. An antithetical emotional journey, sometimes need a juxtaposing purpose.
That outcrop, or conduit is THE DARK FRUITS.
An interpretation, on an interpretation.
Look for their debut album March 1st.
The band consists of: Jeff Wolosewich, Jordy Walker, Micah Smith and Patrick Docherty.