Many bands’ touring plans were delayed, deterred, diverted, or altogether canceled because of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. One of those bands was Brooklyn synth-rockers Bear in Heaven. “Bear In Heaven was stranded in the Madrid Airport. Out of pure and unbreakable boredom, we put a camera on a baggage claim belt…” the band says at the beginning of this video for “Dust Cloud.”
The video literally turns shoegazing on it’s head, giving us a dreamy shoe’s-eye view courtesy of the slow spin of the luggage carousel. I love how this is mostly a single take, and how onlookers look down at the camera with mild curiosity, some wave, and others are oblivious.
Instead of spewing forth a twitter rant, or getting drunk, they got creative. I recently read that a couple members of Bear In Heaven are freelance video editors, so I love how they turned a bummer of a situation into a wonderfully hypnotic video for the aptly-named “Dust Cloud“, from last year’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth.