New Video: Eric Wareheim’s Kinky Video for Blonde Redhead’s “Dripping”

Comprised of Kazu Makino (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and twin brothers Simone (drums) and Amedeo Pace (guitar, vocals), New York-based indie rock trio Blonde Redhead can trace their origins to when the Pace Brothers met Makino — by complete chance, no less — at an Italian restaurant. Deriving their name from “Blonde Redhead,” a song by no wave act DNA, the trio has developed a reputation for a constantly evolving sound. The New York trio’s earliest recorded efforts drew heavily from noise rock and heavily experimental rock; however, over the past 15 years the band has incorporated elements of dream pop, shoegaze, psych rock and other genres. On a personal note, I was first introduced to the band when they opened for Interpol at Radio City Music Hall back in 2004 or so; however, strangely enough, I haven’t written about them — that is until well, now.

Back in 2014, the trio quietly released their ninth full-length effort Barragan, an effort that includes the shimmering and sultry single “Dripping.” Blonde Redhead promptly released a hazy and gorgeous video for the song that also doubled as an advertisement for British fashion label All Saints, which you can catch below. Interestingly, comedian, actor and musician Eric Wareheim, best known for his work in comedy duo Tim and Eric is a huge Blonde Redhead fan and he figured that he could two things — create a better video and craft a love letter to his favorite band. And much like the original video, Wareheim’s video is gorgeous, featuring worshipful imagery of beautiful women of all shapes, sizes and colors smoking, drinking whiskey or delicately pruning hedges until the camera gently pulls back and reveals some incredibly kinky activities.

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