The Secret Machines have revealed a psychedelic new video For "Atomic Heels."
The video for “Atomic Heels,” the first single off the Secret Machines’ 2008 self-titled record was directed by celebrated music photographer Brantley Gutierrez. It offers a look into the essence of the band and is filled with haunting, super-saturated images of drums, guitars, and keyboards that flash and flutter and spin to reflect both the psychedelic nature of the Secret Machines’ music and the studio, the legendary Electric Lady, where the album was mixed.
“You keep telling me everything’s got to be real,” frontman Brandon Curtis sings as figures swirl around him and clouded forms begin to take shape.
Each layer of the video represents a track in “Atomic Heels”; they are laid on top of one another and mixed as if they were the parts of the song.
When guitarist Phil Karnats launches into a solo, his instrument is brought to the front of the screen; when Curtis sings it’s his face that’s most clearly seen. The music ends in a frenzy, but as the video closes it’s just Curtis in front of his keyboards, alone. The video has up to eight layers at any given point.
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The band is on tour. Selected dates and venues include
Nov. 26, 2008: Mexico City @ Sports Palace*
Nov. 28, 2008: Guadalajara, Mexico @ Arena VFG*
Nov. 29, 2008: Monterrey, Mexico @ Arena Monterrey*
Dec. 12, 2008: Houston @ Warehouse Live +
*opening for Oasis
+ co-headline with Perry Farrell