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Watch and Listen: El Perro Del Mar Shares Video, New Album Single

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Sarah Assbring (aka El Perro Del Mar) has shared the video for “In the Woods” (via Pitchfork) as well as the audio for a new album single called “Breadandbutter.” The former was previously on last year’s deluxe edition reissue of 2006’s El Perro del Mar. The video was written, directed and edited by Connor Hurley and tells the story of a young Amish man who leaves his rural home for big city life. Assbring will be releasing her new album called KoKoro, the follow-up to her 2012 album Pale Fire, later this year, and “Breadandbutter” is the first sample of the album.

Assbring says the following about the video: “Amidst recording the new album, I was sent one of the most heartachingly beautiful videos I’ve ever seen set to one of those early demo songs that appeared on the deluxe edition. The extraordinary talented filmmaker Connor Hurley’s epic take on my song ‘In The Woods’ not only is a piece of art in itself it also, in my own personal view, manages to tie together a then and now - the idea of the innocent past with the more experienced and corrupt now.”

Hurley adds, “I was scouting along the Gulf Coast when I first drove through Biloxi, Mississippi, a 24-hour gambling town still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. When I learned of a dwindling Amish community nearby, I knew I had to shoot there and was inspired to create a film that captured a struggle for identity amid the wild polarities of American life.”

The video’s theme is felt throughout the new album. Scott Pollack, her publicist, says that “Sarah is distancing herself from traditional pop music of the West. While recording her new album she solely listened to Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indian pop music. It’s like classic El Perro Del Mar but stumbling onto a Bollywood set.”


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