By Staff; directed by Andrew Van Baal on June 16, 2014
Eels' latest album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, has proven to be an emotionally-charged offering centered around resolved regret. Just as the band's lead, Mark Everett, translated his internal battles into sonic figures for the record, his video for "Lockdown Hurricane," which premiered today on Noisey, does the same.
The video's story is easy enough to follow considering there is no dialogue. The lyrical content, while still poetically vague, acts as a fitting narrative for these two lovers who've found themselves fleeing to a secluded home and altering their appearances to hide from the DEA. There's sex, there's blood and, for only three and a half minutes, it's a tragically sweet tale that gets you rooting for the duo.
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett is out now via E Works/PIAS.