Clare and the Reasons Premieres New 35mm Video for ‘Bass Face’
Heads to the West Coast for Set of Dates
“an exquisite, mutable voyage” –The New York Times
Watch the video for ‘Bass Face’ at the American Songwriter premiere or YouTube
Brooklyn band Clare and the Reasons has premiered its new video for ‘Bass Face,’ a single released off its latest album, KR-51 (Frog Stand). The video was shot in Berlin on Kodak 35mm with an Arriflex 2B(1959) and stars Benn Berbank-Green, who also created the video and their previous one for ‘The Lake.’
“[Bass Face] was inspired by a conversation we had with a bass player in Berlin,” says singer Clare Manchon. “He claimed that he made no face when he played the bass. ‘IMPOSSIBLE!’ we thought, and Olivier, Bob, and I sat down and wrote this number. It was great fun recording it and experimenting with the delays on the drums. We also use that same technique live and it makes us move.”
Clare and Olivier Manchon recently scored a film about magician and actor Ricky Jay entitled Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. The film premiered at the New York Film Fest to sold out shows. The band is also preparing to score a documentary about Richard Artschwager, who is having a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art this month. The movie will play at the Whitney and the MOMA in November, as well as select festivals.
After a string of Northeast dates with DeVotchKa this fall, Clare and the Reasons will head to the West Coast in support of KR-51, including a date with Joan Osborne.
Clare and the Reasons on Tour
11/03 – Northridge, CA – Valley Performing Arts Center*
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Bardot (It’s a School Night)
*w/ Joan Osborne
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