PREMIERE: Yellerkin Bust Out Some Weird Night Moves in Their "Tools" Video
That includes doing yoga in the woods.
At this point, there’s nothing too mysterious about an indie band shooting a music video in the woods but Yellerkin, an electro-pop duo out of Brooklyn, have managed to make one of the weirder outdoorsy visuals belonging to that trope. In the video for “Tools,” premiering below, Adrian Galvin and Luca Buccellati pull out some of the crazier night moves you’ve seen, thanks to some trippy effects and being regular practitioners of yoga. As for the song, it’s a bit more dark and stirring than their absurdly addictive, occasionally heartbreaking single “Solar Laws” from their EP last winter.
Adrian to hear more about the making of the video, and how they found themselves doing yoga, riding around tractors, and building campfires in the middle of the night in the woods of Katonah, NY on camera.
"The concept for the video was inspired by the place we shot, which was on some property close to where me and Luca grew up, where I had my first paying job building teepees when I was 12.” Adrian said. "It was actually at a family friend's place. So the place has some history for us, and that means a lot to us and our music. I'm a dancer and have for a long time wanted to put my movement and music together. There's also some Pranayama in this video, which is breath yoga. Me and Luca are both into yoga and a lot of the arm movements you see in the video are ancient techniques for learning to control and manipulate your breathing. It's something we do together."
So, about those tractors: "The shoot was all at night, we started around 9 and went until around 4. Our friends who own the house were out of town, so we had free reign of the property," he said. "We drove around in this tractor that we found behind a chicken coop, 'cause we had this enormous generator with us. It felt like sneaking out at night when you were a kid. We just hung out all night, danced a little, went in the teepees, built some campfires, dug some holes, and we filmed it all."