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Music video blog that also includes video, audio, and interactive media. You'll find some reviews and recommendations from the underground of the entertainment world, covering music, film, gaming, and more.
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29 November, 2012

Music Video: Tegan and Sara - "Closer"

We've been excited to see this particular music video ever since the release of Tegan and Sara's first single off their upcoming album. The song is called "Closer", and we loved it at first listen, even though it is a definite departure from the duo's previous works. In fact, the entire album, entitled Heartthrob, is expected to explore new grounds, with the twins shifting further towards what we like to call the "dancey, shakey type sound" they experimented with on their previous album, Sainthood (2009).
The music video premiered a few hours ago on Spin.com and it has made the hungry Robotic Reptile very, very pleased. Here's what Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara had to say about the inspirations behind this topnotch retro dance tune:
When we were growing up in the 1990s, Tegan and I loved to raid my stepdad's closet for his baggy jeans. I'm talking size 34 to 36 waist, and long enough to be normal for a man standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall. To describe our look as "grunge" or "baggy" or "teenage runaway" is generous and really barely scratching the surface. We thrived during that decade, soaking up the music and subsequent culture and aesthetic that accompanied it. Our friends were our world and we lived for the weekend when we would congregate in living rooms, basements and, sometimes, random abandoned fields where we would dance and laugh and partake in the standard teenage behaviors one associates with people who congregate in fields. It was a special time that we look back on with irrational sentimental fondness. Source
Unfortunately, Warner Music Group won't always let you play the video on our blog, but we had to make this post anyway because we loved it so much. If you can't load "Closer" here, click to watch it on the Mother Ship a.k.a. YouTube. Enjoy!

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