newsies: Julianna Barwick releases two new videos; set to play Pitchfork Fest

newsies-Barwick-videosJulianna Barwick released two new videos today – one for ‘Ash Day’ and the other for ‘Crystal Lake’. Both videos are recorded live; watch them below.

‘Ash Day’ is the second of two videos filmed in Iceland last year for La Blogothéque.

Director Derrick Belcham says of the video: “It is the end of February. The extended darkness is beginning to wear us down, and the weather is a schizophrenic outpatient. On a tip from a local, we take to the streets to watch the children of Reykjavik sing for candy and desserts in full, mystical regalia. It is Ash Day, and Julianna is ready to make the kids work for their treats.”

Belcham also collaborated on the ‘Crystal Lake’ video, which was filmed at Barwick’s release party for Nepenthe at Judson Church in New York.


Watch ‘Ash Day’:


Watch ‘Crystal Lake’:

Barwick is also slated to perform at tonight’s opening party for Pitchfork Festival Paris. She’ll take the stage along side The Dodos, Jackson Scott and Forest Swords. Then, in mid-November, she’ll embark on a west coast tour, hitting Vancouver on November 21.

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