Corn Mo, who resembles Meat Loaf, is a Brooklyn based musician looking to help others in their artistry. His styling is a bit peculiar, but he's had a ton of influence in the Brooklyn scene, especially with the band The Tall Pines.
The Tall Pines are an alt-blues outfit featuring Connie Lynn Petruk playing drums on an alligator skin suitcase, and shaking her tambourine, while her husband Christmas Davis plays guitar, writes the songs and howls along. Connie and Christmas are happy to premiere their new video "Leave Him at the Altar" here at EARMILK, and their arrival comes with great surprise. Not surprised that they contacted me, but rather surprised with just how odd the video is. The story creates an atmospheric vision of what happens when a clique of hard partying dolls, battle their addictions and indecisions on a search for love and meaning in the imaginary churches, bars and grocery store parking lots . The song launches off their new EP Black Ribbon which is out now.
The video was heavily influenced by a handful of indie horror films from the 60's and 70's including French New Wave auteur Eric Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales,” a series of films inspired by F.W. Murnau’s “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927) – which includes the Cahier’s du Cinema classics “Claire’s Knee,” “My Night At Maude’s,” and “Love In The Afternoon” and Todd Haynes film “Super Star: The Karen Carpenter Story” (1987) a biography of Karen Carpenter. You know, from The Carpenters!
There is a ton of background to this release, which leads me to developing more and more respect for The Tall Pines. Take a look now and grab their Black Ribbon EP on iTunes now.