TV On The Radio - Modern Romance

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This is a cover version of a Yeah Yeah Yeah's song Modern Romance by TV On The Radio. Both versions are equally great for different reasons, but I just recently found out that there's a video or more a short film for the cover.

It was directed by Erik L. Barnes, based on a concept by him and TV On The Radio’s David Sitek. The reason I wanted to share this with you is the camera work by David McFarland – I like how they freeze the frames and then apply this soft zoom to them. These stills have a William Eggleston like quality, one of my favorite photographers (yeah, this is like saying one likes the Beatles). It was interesting to read on www.eriklbarnes.com that he was one of their influences – along with Garry Winogrand and Bill Owens.

So do you have some videos or short movies you like because of their photographic quality? Please share them with us in the comments.

written by recurving on 2009-01-27 in #news #yeah-yeah-yeahs #tv-on-the-radio #video #bill-owens #william-eggleston #music #garry-winogrand

11 Comments

  1. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    great video, i too like the soft zoom, it was very well made!!

    thanks for sharing

  2. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Great! Tv on the radio is my favourite band at the moment...Dear Science (last album) is really beautiful

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wow! thanx for sharing this piece of art!

  4. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·

    great video!

  5. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    There was a fantastic video from Wax Poetics feat Norah Jones called "Angels".
    But due to some copyright claims from Warner Music Group it is not available on YouTube anymore....

    The song is great and there was a Holga featured in the video....

  6. leatherheart
    leatherheart ·

    ..my two holgamovies.
    www.flickr.com/photos/leatherheart/sets/72157607343977610/
    :)

  7. special_patrol
    special_patrol ·

    i love tv on the radio! that video is awesome.

  8. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    when i saw the tricycle in the movie, i knew what you meant...

  9. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i love the yeah yeah yeah's so i had to click the link :D WOW!!!!
    wicked video

  10. recurving
    recurving ·

    @takezzo: it was exactly this tricycle that made me see the connection... :)

  11. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    its a real arty vid, and the orig song by yeah yeah yeahs is such a tune, they have done well, cheers for sharing... peace out

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