Anthony Pirog - "The New Electric" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

28 October 2014

Anthony Pirog's emotive, slow-burning instrumental "The New Electric" receives a hazy, somewhat psychedelic video treatment.

Washington, D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog just recently dropped his new LP, Palo Colorado Dream. Pirog has a degree in jazz studies, and while jazz is undoubtedly a part of his finely honed guitar technique, his compositional style often varies from track to track. Washington City Paper is right on the money when it said in its review of Palo Colorado Dream, “File it under ‘jazz’, but don’t expect it to rest there.” Now, you can watch a video of Pirog and his band performing “The New Electric”, a tune whose jazzy band interplay coalesces perfectly with the post-rock vibes of Pirog’s guitar. Both that and the song’s explosive finale bring to mind early Mogwai.
Pirog tells PopMatters about the video, “The video for ‘The New Electric’ was shot by my good friend and filmmaker Dan Sharnoff at Shangrilah Studios in Brooklyn. The video is a collection of 7848 photographs that Dan took and then edited into what you see here. I am very excited to have a video for this track as it was one of my favorite songs to record on Palo Colorado Dream.”

Palo Colorado Dream is out now on Cuneiform. Stream it below:

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