England in 1819: “Sirens”
England in 1819, a duo of brothers from Baton Rouge, put out one of my favorite records last year, Fireball Electric Tomorrow. The album was the band’s third, but they still have yet to break out in a big way. Their idiosyncratic, minimal approach to ’80s-inflected synth pop is as delightful as it is odd. Now the band has just released the music video to “Sirens,” a stand-out track from Fireball Electric Tomorrow. We shared their zombie romance music video to “Himmel” last year, and the band keeps up the supernatural theme with “Sirens,” trading out zombies for a trio of wood nymphs. The brothers state that the Jeff Roedel-directed music video is based off a quote from author Seanan McGuire’s Indexing: “Everyone thinks of them in terms of poisoned apples and glass coffins, and forgets that they represent girls who walked into dark forests and remade them into their own reflections.”
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to get Fireball Electric Tomorrow and keep an eye out for more from England in 1819.