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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Premiere: Watch The Music Video For In Letter Form's Bauhaus-esque Track, "Edison's Medicine"

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM

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San Francisco band In Letter Form's latest album, Fracture. Repair. Repeat., is centered around the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), and it's as moody and mercurial as you'd expect it to be.

In "Edison's Medicine," the seventh track off the album, the quartet seamlessly blends smooth guitar licks and eerie drumming into a post-punk, synth-pop ditty reminiscent of Bauhaus and Joy Division. In the gloomy black and white music video, the band performs the song on stage with the viewer in the stance of an audience member. 
Given the song's macabre subject — it's about shock therapy — perhaps it's a good thing that the music video wasn't as graphic as it could have been. Part of the reason for this is because the song isn't exactly about shock therapy, but rather "the shock of life, the shock of death," says singer Eric Miranda. "It's about realization for the need of a change in perspective, in lifestyle. It's about asking for forgiveness and making amends with the past and letting go." 

Catch In Letter form at 9:30, Friday, June 24, at Bottom of the Hill. More info here

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