[25 August 2014]
PopMatters Assistant Editor
“Falling Bough” takes its name from one half of the album title of the debut record by Orange County indie rockers Kiev, which was released in autumn of 2013. Now the band has made a lyric video to accompany the subtly groovy “Falling Bough”, whose clipped guitar line and sinewy bassline bring to mind the understated indie of The xx. Guitarist Robert Brinkerhoff’s affable tenor vocals bring to mind Winston Yellen, the man behind the Night Beds name.
The band tells PopMatters about the song, “The song title takes its name from the album’s cover art—a massive water color painting by artist Walton Ford - which not only was a huge influence on the entire album but also the lyric video. Scott Peters, who directed the video, used traditional animation, miniature sets, sculptures, and motion graphics to re-create a ‘faded majestic American landscape’—something that both echoes Ford’s work and our lyrics.”
Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth is out now through Ingrooves.