The Notwist just released the video for "Kong," the first single off of their upcoming album Close to the Glass. The video was directed by Yu Sato and includes illustrations by Tim Divall. According to the press release from Sub Pop, the video is based on a true story that involved Marcus Acher and his family being trapped in their home during an Ammer River flood in Weilheim, Germany. During the experience, the young Acher resorted to fantasy, secretly hoping a superhero would save his family as the waters rose around them"
The song is an awesome mixture of indie rock energy with a touch of indie pop, there’s some lively rhythms with an early Stereolab influence. The crazy keyboard fluctuations are and off-kilter jab at what could otherwise be an ordinary indie pop song.
The mix of influence that the The Notwist are playing these days includes tags like electronic, indie rock, indie pop, cinematic, and ambient, but the best description would probably include all of those words and more. Given these musical stylings, they'll be perfectly at home on their new label Sub Pop Recordings, where they'll release their new album Close to The Glass on Feb. 25.
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