Algiers have just released a new 20-minute performance video titled Algiers: TV Party. The band, who are currently on tour in the U.S., play four songs from their catalog—”Void,” “Cleveland,” “Losing Is Ours” and “Death March”—in a black-and-white VHS-style clip with trippy oversized props surrounding them. It has a late-night cable-access feel to it, which as it turns out is exactly what inspired the video performance.
“This set was loosely inspired by the music performances on Glenn O’Brien’s famed late 70s/early 80s NYC public access television show,” says the band’s Lee Tesche in a press release. “It was filmed in a TV studio using the same analogue equipment.”
Watch it below.
Algiers’ “Death March” is featured on our list of the Top 50 Goth Songs.
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