Thursday, May 17, 2012

Atlas Wept by The Granite Countertops: Official Video

The Granite Countertops perform "Atlas Wept" from their album CRASHING INTO THE FUTURE on Ear Candle Productions.

"You thought you would have your way forever
Turned out not to be true
You thought you were the hero of the movie
Now the world points its finger back at you
What can you do? What can you do?
Throw a tantrum, play the victim

You thought you were the winner in the dogpile
That pile of bodies, now it's rolling over you
You thought you were the author of the future
The book slammed shut before the end of chapter 2
What do you say? What do you say?
Blow the same stupid horn
Serve the same tasteless corn

You can't be satisfied to sit and count your money
Without your words written in the air
It's not enough just to get away with murder
It eats you up that they don't love you everywhere
So you keep croaking at every microphone you see
Our forsaken angry god
One sad obsolescent clod"

J Neo Marvin: Lyrics, vocals, keyboard, beat programming, electric guitars, dwarf djembe and melodica
Davis Jones: Vocals, Cuvaison wineglasses, Chinese massage balls, Tibetan cymbals
Matthew Grasso: Seven-string acoustic guitar, sympathetic strings and lamenting vocals
Lizzie Borden: Soothing vocals

Find this and more Granite Countertops music here!


vacuumslayer said...

Awesome. And I partially forgive you for making me look at Jonah Goldberg.

This group reminds me a tad of these scamps.

Substance McGravitas said...

Bongwater comparisons are high praise around here.

What kind of video equipment were you using?

J Neo Marvin said...

Sony PC-100 Mini-DV cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.

J Neo Marvin said...

Bongwater. Wow.

As for Jonah, I think that moment in the video is how he should always be remembered. And after all, how can I resist taking advantage of these amazing glimpses into the void?

Wildfeather said...

This document is contemporary scripture; an ingenious invective against unjust, unrighteous and destructive gain.

Ear Candle Productions said...

Thank you, Wildfeather.

Buh-bye, spambot.

Substance McGravitas said...

these amazing glimpses into the void?

I kind of wish there was a camera solely on Jonah during the Todd Seavey episode.

J Neo Marvin said...

I wanted to not be excessively literal as so many rock videos are, where every image is a direct comment on what's being sung, but that gesture went so well with "Throw a tantrum/Play the victim" that I had to stick it there. It's even on the beat.