When a Good Friend Makes a Video for You

Girl lighting a match and smiling

We’re very happy to announce that our good friends Ryan and Justin were inspired to create a video for Maheekats’ song The Emptiness.

Here’s what Ryan says…

this video is my love letter to the maheekats, a band that is new to town, having recently migrated from ojai. bassist casey and guitarist/vocalist clara moved here as a duo and then added drummer grace and an additional guitar player by the name of marvin domingeuz, who happens to also play in the fantastic sb band moonblast. since then they have been playing heartbreakingly beautiful sets all over town. maheekats make lovely shoegazer/dreampop songs, and they remind me of bands like the cocteau twins and the pale saints. they recently recorded this song with marvin (who is also an awesome engineer/producer) and when i asked them if i could make a home-made video for them, this was the track they chose. i listened to it, and loved it and immediately knew how i wanted to approach it. hope you all enjoy the song and the accompanying film!

The Emptiness is a song about the faerie people (Sidhe) and the tunnel our spirits use to travel from this world to the next.

Lyrics:
Sidhe and reality
Live side by side in a rooty tree
Where God and the dirt of the earth meet
So the story goes
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen
All I want to do is see the tunnel open up inside
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen like I’m already there

Sidhe and reality
Hold one another so pruriently
Then God quietly understands
So the story goes
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen
All I want to do is see the tunnel open up inside
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen like I’m already there
Like I’m already there

I know I’ve seen you before Love!
I know I’ve seen you before Love!

Sidhe and reality
Live on and on today
Ruthlessly lighting the eyes in the minds of all
So the story goes
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen
All I want to do is see the tunnel open up inside
All I want to do is feel the emptiness happen like I’m already there