New Magic Wands – “Space” Music Videoby John Charter on March 14, 2012
The video was directed (or conducted) by Dexy Valentine of Magic Wands and I. It’s about a girl who is pulled apart from her true love by an overpowering hypnotic force. The track is from their forthcoming debut album, Aloha Moon, out April 24th on Bright Antenna/ILG and distributed by ADA.
“The band and some of our friends got together and shot the video in our LA apartment and neighborhood. We used the headlights of our car to illuminate the night shots and a giant piece of sage for smoke and fire. In our apartment we experimented with laser lights and strobes. For the flying scenes we stayed up all night to catch the sunrise,” Valentine said.
“Space is the most narrative Magic Wands video to date. I love the low-fi videos they self-made for their EP and we wanted to keep that aesthetic while building more of a story. Originally it was going to be about how the band formed but then it evolved during the process. There was a lot of spontaneity,” Charter said.