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Stand Behind The Rope, Sir

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Jim Swill, the visionary behind “No Dogs No Masters,” has just released a haunting music video with his band, Pelts. Pelts, an electronic duo based in LA, consists of Jim Swill (vocals) and Henry Sugar (production).

Pelts’ newest single, “Stand Behind The Rope,” is a hypnotic tale of a bureaucratic world run by “shadow people.” Directed by Paul Rosas and Jim Swill, the music video “draws from our fascination with sleep paralysis, shadow people and near death experiences,” explains Swill.

Swill’s edgy and metaphor-laden lyrics fuse nicely with Sugar’s electronic and hip-hop inspired beat. Frenetic editing and camera movement creates a surreal and disorienting setting for a man who curiously resembles Charles Bukowski. The look of the music video is appropriated from Swill’s art series, “Life is Real.”

“We wanted to make a video that represented shadow figures similar to Grim Reaper-like entities with a mixture of society’s current uneasiness with authority figures,” Swill said.… Read the rest

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