Last week's cover story focused on Syd the Kyd, Odd Future's DJ cum crooner. Her group with Matt Martians is called The Internet, and they recently released their first album, Purple Naked Ladies.
Tonight, West Coast Sound has the honor of premiering the video for next song off the album, “Fastlane,” right here at 9 pm pacific time tonight. The piece takes cues from Natural Born Killers and will definitely freak out some more members of the lesbian media. We think it's amazing, so be sure to check for it, as it won't initially be available anywhere else.
Below, Martians speaks on the “Fastlane” video.
How did you conceive the idea for the video?
I had a very broad idea when we were making the song. I knew what type of mood and colors I wanted for the song from the beginning. I told [Odd Future manager Christian] Clancy what I had and he suggested we watch the movie Natural Born Killers, because he said the ideas were very similar. After we watched it we started to develop the core idea for the video as far as characters. We also wanted this video to play as the prequel to “Cocaine” so we had to figure out a way to tie it all together.
Where and when was it filmed?
We filmed the video two weeks ago in Lancaster in the middle of the desert.
How do you suspect people will react to it? Do you think people will find it shocking?
I think people will be shocked with how graphic it is.
What was the message you, Syd, and director Matt Alonzo were trying to get across?
We want to push quality. Thats the biggest message. We want every Internet video to feel like your watching a movie.