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Watch Metronomy Get Stalked By the Grim Reaper in the Video for “Night Owl”

Summer 08 Out Now via Because Music

Jul 12, 2016
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Metronomy released a new album, Summer 08, a couple of weeks back via Because Music. Now the British band, led by main creative force Joseph Mount, have shared a new video for "Night Owl." In it Mount is in the Palm Springs desert in California as several people attempt to kill him. He is stalked by the actual Grim Reaper and a strange creeping brain. Quentin Dupieux (aka filmmaker and musician Mr. Oizo) directed the clip, which costars film director Zoe Cassavetes as Mount's girlfriend. This is the first time that Mr. Oizo has directed a video for another artist since 2005 (when he directed a video for Sebastien Tellier's "La Ritournelle"), but did so because he liked the song so much. Watch below.

Mr. Oizo joked about the video in a press release: "I'm not saying I'm a master, but this video is a masterpiece."

Mount added: "Working with Mr. Oizo taught me a lot about humility."

Summer 08 was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Mount. The album features such guests as Robyn and Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike. Mount says he recorded most of the album over the course of two weeks last year and it finds him returning to the process that brought forth his 2008 breakthrough record Nights Out, which was followed by the Mercury Prize-nominated The English Rivera in 2011 and 2014's Love Letters. Summer 08 was recorded in Black Box Studios in France and was mixed by Bob Clearmountain (David Bowie) and Neal Pogue (OutKast). 



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