Video: The Mooncussers – “Lowlight”

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This went out yesterday, a new video from Columbus band The Mooncussers, fronted by ex-Lilybandit Todd May. It’s off the band’s EP, Demo, available here for free. MOKB liked it. Reaction among Donewaiting staffers has been, well, mixed:

“I kinda like the Mooncussers EP, but thinking this video is shoddy/corny”

“that video is horrible also, so is the song”

“not their best, but it’s what they got so far”

“The video’s appeal is that it has a hooker in it and is filmed in a really low-grain. raw reality way. The intro almost looks like a juxtaposition between noire starlet/camera phone picture and an electraplay session. i’ve seen worse things on the net. of course perhaps maybe i was looking at the hooker before i knew she was a hooker.”

“the casting in this video is all wrong….If Crow Ontologica had played the hooker, it would be gold.”

“Dang. I like these guys, I like the song, but the video … um …”

So… whatchu think?

  • http://patradio.org pat

    Gave up on the video about a minute in because of the quality. I like the song alright though.

    Bad etiquette posting comments from staffers without attributing them, in my opinion.

  • actionman

    I was unimpressed until i saw some nice side-boob at 2:25

  • actionman

    also here is a video for this song that actually shows Todd
    http://www.youtube.com/user/pelotonrecords#p/a/u/1/U6Is_p_kj-s

  • http://www.pelotonrecords.com Steve McGann

    I can’t help myself. I’m the bass player in Mooncussers. I love this forum and the responses. I especially love Donewaiting for actually posting the video and providing candid, honest remarks. F-ing awesome, and helpful. I just have to interject some Spinal Tap (ST) quotes to the Donewaiting (DW) comments. All in good fun, of course:

    DW: “I kinda like the Mooncussers EP, but thinking this video is shoddy/corny”

    ST: “Wait until you see the cover.”

    DW: “that video is horrible also, so is the song”

    ST: “Well that’s certainly straight.”
    “shit sandwich.”

    DW: “The video’s appeal is that it has a hooker in it and is filmed in a really low-grain. raw reality way. The intro almost looks like a juxtaposition between noire starlet/camera phone picture and an electraplay session. i’ve seen worse things on the net. of course perhaps maybe i was looking at the hooker before i knew she was a hooker.”

    ST “I would like to raise a practical question at this point. Are we doing Stonhenge Tonight?”

    DW: “the casting in this video is all wrong….If Crow Ontologica had played the hooker, it would be gold.”

    ST: “It’s a fine line between clever and stupid.”

    DW: “Dang. I like these guys, I like the song, but the video … um …”

    St: “What’s wrong with being sexy?”

    The video is number one in Japan.

    Thanks.

  • pat

    well that’s nit-picking, isn’t it??

  • pat

    the question is…if God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th, what day did he create the mooncussers and couldn’t he have rested on that day too??

  • pat

    this is a great song!!

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