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Friday, September 24, 2010

Grass Widow Get Blindfolded and Wet In New Video for '11 Of Diamonds'

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM

What has three soft voices and can rock out in the frigid surf, possibly after hanging out blindfolded? Why, San Francisco's Grass Widow, of course.

In this grainy black-and-white video for "11 Of Diamonds," the female punk trio  wears diamond-emblazoned blindfolds while trudging eerily down treacherous rocks to the water. Then the three ladies go in, swim around and play their instruments, or at least seem to. Director Mike Stoltz has made fittingly weird and temporally ambiguous video for one of the best tracks on Past Time, Grass Widow's new album. Somehow its meandering moodiness -- and the low-tech black-and-white style -- feels just right for a band that sounds like it could have come out of Olympia, Wash., in 1992.

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