New Video “VCR” From The XX

Adam Kearney :: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 4:35 pm

You can see the new video from the XX over on Stereogum.  It’s directed by Marcus Söderlund, a Swedish director previously known for his work with Jens Lekmen.  The black and white video shows a budding teenage romance in the basement of some possibly abandoned building. Fires are lit, chandeliers look trippy, the two kids write messages to each with marker on a building wall and then rip the paint off.  She holds up a lantern and the world turns color.., then they smash it, emblazoning a giant, flaming XX on the wall.  It cuts to plants, a tiny monkey, and they are both crashed out.