Up and coming San Francisco-based post-punk trio, Tempo No Tempo has released a new video for their song, “Pole Position”. Directed by Bay-Area’s French Press Films, the video features the boys in a claustrophobic, never-ending Escher-like maze of a house. The detailed, DIY-production of the video is refreshing and reminiscent of early Spike Jonze videos or even the work of Michel Gondry. Oh, and the ending has something special. Wait for it…
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