Spookyland new video for "this Silly Fucking Thing"

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: New Video from Spookyland- “This Silly Fucking Thing”

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Spookyland is a name that has been banging about in the back of my head for a few years now. Having witnessed a young Marcus Gordon for the first time way back in 2011 supporting Canadian troubadour Dan Mangan, there was something in his standoffish stage presence and heartbreaking yowl that forced me to buy a copy of his debut E.P “Killin’ One Bird with Two Stones” and shove it down the throat of anyone I ran into in the weeks following. The kind of  discovery that was sure to win me major ‘finger on the pulse’ brownie points.

Spookyland is of course the musical pseudonym of Marcus Gordon, a 22 year old Sydney-sider with a truly unique voice and a penchant for face-painting (ala Michael Stipe). Spookyland has just released the video for “This Silly Fucking Thing” and boy is it a grim affair. The video revolves around a scene most of us are all too familiar with, the cycle of love/heartbreak/further analysis/self-improvement/hope and then fucking despair all over again. Coupled with Spookyland’s unique knack for invoking emotion with his gnarled voice and imaginative lyrics, it makes for a pretty harrowing few minutes.

“This Silly Fucking Thing” is a track I’ve had on repeat for a few days now and although most critics will write a few paragraphs on Gordon’s kick ass voice, as unique as it may be- it’s the song itself which really has my attention. Check it out.

Image courtesy of Monday Records

Alistair

Alistair is the founder of Bear Family. Alistair resides in Melbourne and can be found wandering the streets searching for bargains and peppermint tea. Come and say Hi, he's nice.
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