Driven by heavily-distorted guitars and some glow in the dark paint, Yellow Ostrich present their latest single The Shakedown with a dark music video.
Don’t let Alex Schaaf’s angelic, innocent voice fool you at the beginning of this tune that sounds a bit like Radiohead. ‘The Shakedown” builds up by the second, as does the video. Entirely shot by the band in a dark basement, with just some glow-in-the-dark paint strategically used in faces and instruments, Yellow Ostrich made this no-budget video with the intention to explore the beauty of darkness. It’s also an exploration of how cool guitar riffs look in a black lit space and some glow in the dark nail polish.
What starts on a single note, shot like a regular black and white video with rhythmic edit, changes drastically as guitars get heavier, more grunge is thrown in and the song gets louder. Just in time to turn off the lights, rock out in the dark in an explosion of sound and let the wild basement party begin.