It's been a minute since we've heard from Agent Ribbons and I am pleased as planter's punch to begin this back-to-school Tuesday with a repeat viewing of their genial music video for "Family Haircut"!
Directed by Melissa Cha and shot in the kind of creepy abandoned schoolhouse that keeps local ghost hunters over-employed, the video meanders in tandem with Natalie and Lauren depicting the duo in variety of dressy attitudes as they camp and vamp casually through broken classrooms --- like ya do. Accompanied by lushly layered girl-group harmonies sewn over their patent rough-hewn garage rock melodic base, the song's structure seems to hearken back to the band's raucous early days, much in the same way the dark allure of their lyrics always do. Add all that up, pair it with a definitive alabaster brow or two, and you've got a recipe for ardent heartache of the loveliest degree. But you don't need to take my word for it, see for yourself:
"Family Haircut" is the title track from Agent Ribbons' current limited run cassette-only release on the Portland-based Cassingle And Loving It label, not to mention the upcoming September 11th release of their seven-inch teaser Let Them Talk on Antenna Farm records, a harbinger for the Missus Ribbons' upcoming full length LP set to drop in 2013. Now, if you haven't already seen Amoeba Music's exclusive video interview with Agent Ribbons do yourself a pretty favor and check it out by clicking here, you'll also find videos comprising their excellent live show performed at Amoeba's Berkeley store. Can't get enough? Do, then, check out my interview with the Ribbons babes here and my review of their Chateau Crone LP here. Cheers!
p.s. Living in the middle bits? Agent Ribbons could be bringing their live business to a venue near you - get into it! Check out these tour dates middle westerners:
Sep 07 at Bernadette's - Austin, TX
Sep 08 at 502 bar - San Antonio, TX
Sep 15 at Studio B - Corpus Christi, TX
Sep 20 at Mango's - Houston, TX
Sep 22 at Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA
Sep 24 at Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
Oct 03 at Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN
Oct 04 at South Park Tavern - Dayton, OH
Oct 21 at The Lone Wolf - Brooklyn, NY
Oct 23 at Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Oct 24 at Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Oct 26 at Lemmons - St. Louis, MO