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Watch: John Carpenter - “Utopian Façade” Video

Lost Themes II Out Now via Sacred Bones

Sep 26, 2016 John Carpenter Bookmark and Share

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter released Lost Themes II back in April via Sacred Bones, a sequel to his 2015-released Lost Themes album. Now he has shared a video for “Utopian Façade.” Befitting the director, it features a female android in a TRON meets Storm Trooper type outfit on the run from some zombies and other monsters. Carpenter even cameos at the end, but surprisingly he didn’t direct the sci-fi video, Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst directed and produced it. Watch it below, followed by his upcoming European tour dates.

Hignight commented on the video in a press release: “We were instantly haunted upon hearing ‘Utopian Façade.’ It conjured images of jagged tree branches, dark woods and things that go bump in the night. Our goal was to explore these feelings combined with the visuals of the electronic synth driven world established in the ‘Night’ video from the prior album. An android’s nightmare is what culminated.”

Carpenter has long composed music for his films (which include such classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and They Live), but Lost Themes was his first album of original music not recorded for a particular movie and the sequel continues that.

Read our recent interview with Carpenter on Lost Themes II.

John Carpenter Tour Dates:

Oct 20 Brighton, UK - The Dome
Oct 22 Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
Oct 23 Bristol, UK - Simple Things Festival
Oct 25 Dublin, UK - Vicar Street
Oct 27 Warwick, UK - Butterworth Hall
Oct 28 Liverpool, UK - Olympia (Liverpool Music Week)
Oct 29 Manchester, UK - Victoria Warehouse **SOLD OUT**
Oct 31 London, UK - Troxy **SOLD OUT**
Nov 1 London, UK - Troxy
Nov 3 Vienna, AT - Stadthalle
Nov 5 Oberhausen, DE - Weekend of Hell
Nov 9 Paris, FR - Le Grand Rex


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