Premiering today on Northwest Music Scene is great new video from a Seattle band called Antonioni.
Seattle’s Antonioni crafts visceral, atmospheric, grunge-tinged alternative rock around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Sarah Pasillas. The Seattle native began releasing lo-fi solo material after college, inspired by the emotion-driven lyricism of Pacific Northwest staples, Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith. Interested in developing a fuller sound, she later teamed up with drummer Kyle Todaro in early 2016. The duo soon added bassist Evan Captain and guitarist Austin Dean. The band, performing as Antonioni, spent the spring in Pinehill Studios recording their debut EP, Lullablaze, due out on Den Tapes on Friday April 21st, 2017 (at the Sunset Tavern).
Lullablaze EP is the first release of any kind from Antonioni. The EP is formed of five songs exploring themes of personal introspection and metaphysical emotion. Lush and aggressive guitar tones paired with Sarah’s soaring vocals conjure up hints of 90s artists like Built to Spill, Smashing Pumpkins and the Cranberries, and more contemporary artists such as Mothers and Angel Olsen. With the Lullablaze EP, Antonioni fashions an experience founded on evocative lyrical imagery, catchy melodic hooks, and progressive arrangements; the listener is captivated and compelled to connect.
The Lullablaze music video was shot, edited, and created entirely by the band. The video quickly takes on a surreal, hallucinatory appearance with scenes of water, plants, and wild colors seemlessly blending into one another. Sarah drifts above and below the surface of water as her face multiplies and fades in and out of focus as she sings. The video crescendos with bright, vibrant colored streams of water rushing over the band as they play.