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Video of the moment

Every week we select a music video by a Canadian group or artist who have recently been reviewed by our editorial team. If you'd like to suggest a video for consideration, you can send us a message using this form.

It is no secret that we here at NCM are big fans of power-pop supergroup New Pornographers. For proof, check out our review of their recent gem of a sixth album, Brill Bruisers.

The band excel on video as well as on disc. That's perhaps not surprising given that one member of the talent-heavy combo, Blaine Thurier, is actually an accomplished feature film maker too. He didn't actually direct the brand new clip for new NP single "Dancehall Domine", but we're guessing he's pleased with the eye-catching results. 

The video was shot in Toronto by Leblanc + Cudmore, and Scott Cudmore explains in a press release the inspiration behind it: “Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays…‘Dancehall Domine’ is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some f**ked up Italian or French musical, maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that—thrillers, bad romances". The mish-mash of styles works well, and the vibrant colours and upbeat mood of the clip perfectly matches the bright vibe of the song. We just wish it was longer than 3.21!

Riding high on rave reviews of Brill Bruisers, The New Pornographers kick off an extensive North American tour this week with two hometown gigs at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom (Oct. 3-4) For the full tour itinerary, go here.


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