Nothing Vertigo Flowers Video

Nothing just dropped a new video for ‘Vertigo Flowers’, the first single of their upcoming album Tired of Tomorrow due out May 13th via Relapse Records. In the video, the band looks purely surprised and rather unprepared for the amount of paint they’re about to be assaulted with, which makes for a pretty amazing 3 minutes and 37 seconds.

The Philly four-piece, consisting of Domenic Palermo, Brandon Setta, Kyle Kimball & Nick Bassett, have also just announced a full US tour and are scheduled to play two UK shows on album release day, May 13, beginning with an unplugged in-store set at Rough Trade East, followed by a full show at London’s Moth Club.

Lead singer Domenic Palermo describes the concept and process of creating the video:

“The song is very much about dealing with spells of paranoia. We built a 12×12 white room and put everyone in white jumpers. I had Don orchestrate a group of 10 individuals with 10 gallon high pressure fire extinguishers filled with a mixture of house paint and water to fire off randomly at his call while also being blinded with giant flood lights so we couldn’t see ahead. Everyone in the band was told the paint would burn the eyes, taste bad in mouth, and be very cold (it was also in a garage in 10 degree weather). It was shot in a single take as we had no way to have a real rehearsal.

I wanted to create a blank canvas and let the unpredictability and anxiety that comes with the anticipation of something awful tell the story, all the while showcasing the brilliance and beauty that can follow and be left, directly behind.”

Watch the video for ‘Vertigo Flowers’ below and be sure to catch the band on tour this spring/summer.

Tour Dates

March
20 – Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest

May
13 – London, Rough Trade East (in-store & unplugged @ 6.30pm ltd edition LP & tickets here)
13 – London, Moth Club (tickets)

15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Fest

June
4 – NYC NY Governor’s Ball
5 – Boston MA The Sinclair
7 – Toronto ON Lee’s
8 – Detroit MI El  Club
9 – Cleveland OH Now That’s Class
10 – Chicago IL Sub T
11 – Minneapolis MN Triple Rock
12 – Omaha NE Slowdown
14 – Denver CO Marquis Theater
15 – Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
16 – Boise ID Neurolux
17 – Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
18 – Vancouver BCLevitation Festival (Cobalt)
19 – Portland OR Mississippi Studios
21 – San Francisco LA Slim’s
22 – San Diego CA Soda Bar
23 – Los Angeles CA The Echo
24 – Phoenix AZ Yucca
25 – Albuquerque NM Sister Bar
27 – McAllen TX Yerba Cultura
28 – Austin TX Sidewinder Out

July
2 – Tampa FL Local 662
3 – Orlando FL Backbooth
5 – Chapel Hill NC Motorco *
6 – Richmond VA Strange Matter *
7 – Washington DCRock and Roll Hotel *
8 – Philly  PA Union Transfer *
9 – New York, NYBowery *
15-17 Louisville KY Forecastle

* = w/ Culture Abuse & Wrong

By Jaclyn O'Connell

Jaclyn is an equal opportunity pizza lover, and lives in the States (right outside DC) with her husband. She's also VultureHound's Music Editor, so that's cool.