As Warpaint zigzags their way across the globe in support of their sophomore, self-titled release, they’ve found time to put together a cool new double-feature of a video, featuring two of their newest songs. Former pro skater Laban Pheidias directed this video for “Disco//very” and “Keep It Healthy”, and his skateboard past plays heavily, and fittingly, into it.
Coming off of Warpaint, released in January, the four-piece developed a concept for their new video that would incorporate skateboarding. Bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg had been a former roommate of Pheidias, and so the band turned to him to help turn their idea into video magic.
Judging from the final product, below, it seems Warpaint and Pheidias were a perfect match. The director also had this to say about the project:
These Warpaint videos are extra special to me for multiple reasons and not just because the girls are super rad and fun to work with. Having been a professional skateboarder for many years I’ve really been wanting to incorporate skateboarding into a music video. So when this project was presented to me with skateboarding already in the concept I was of course psyched.
Also the fact that Jen Lindberg and I used to be roommates and my producer on these videos, Mia Kirby, used to be my production manager – there’s a sense of coming full circle with these connections naturally coming together. And I think these friendships really helped the overall tone of the videos. It was of course a huge honor to feature professional skateboarder Justin Eldridge. He is one of the current best technical street skaters out there. He really brought good style, pop and rad tricks to the videos.
The location we shot at is one of my favorite skate spots in LA and as far as I know has never been skated at night. It was super cool to light these ditches up and have a fun night session. I wanted the videos to be as real and natural as possible while having a feel and flow that compliments Warpaint’s songs. I think we did it.
Take a look at the double video for yourself:
Warpaint are also set to play Coachella this weekend and next, as well as a slew of festivals this summer. Overseas, this includes Primavera Sound, Roskilde Festival, and Glastonbury. Not to worry, though – the LA-based group will also be hitting several stateside festivals, including Bonnaroo, in June.