Foxygen released a new video for their latest single “Avalon” from the album Hang, which was released earlier this year. The video takes a very meta approach, with Jonathan Rado playing an ego-inflated version of himself, eager to direct his first music video. He runs into a little friction with his bandmate Sam France, who eventually hijacks the video before he realizes that he needs Rado to finish it.
The video was actually directed by Cameron Dutra and Alissa Torvinen. They use what looks to be VHS footage to indicate behind-the-scenes and full frame, hi-def to indicate the video space. The interplay between the two camera stocks allows the in-video sequences to really explode with color and movement. Images of Rado and France through the years signify how inseparable the two are, and how much Foxygen have achieved together.
Foxygen play the Greek Theatre with The Shins on September 29th. Get your tickets here.
Read the Get Some review of Hang here.
Read the Get Some review of Foxygen’s sold out show at the Fonda here.
Buy your copy of Hang on green vinyl here.
Watch Jonathan Rado throw himself into the role of director in the “Avalon” video below: