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Here's Blank Paper's Video for "Ambien"

Noir-ish synth pop from Brooklyn's Blank Paper. Listen to with a martini.

by Kim Taylor Bennett
Jan 14 2014, 10:00pm

So here's what: we have no idea of the plot of this promo. It's noir-ish and mysterious, populated by shifty looking characters who remain half-lit and frequently bathed in a red glow. The streets are always steaming and it culminates in a badass back alley fight where lead singer Marie Kim crushes her opponent in seductive slo-mo.

Forged out of a love of synths back in 2012, here Brooklyn-based quartet, Blank Paper, specialize in a stuttered, synth-pop that's instantly memorable. "Ambien" is redolent of the 80s without sounding like a pastiche: it's clandestine and aurally titillating and should be danced to in a dark corner when you're two martinis deep.

Blank Paper open for St. Lucia on January 17th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Kim is Noisey's Style Editor and she's on Twitter - @theKTB.