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MTV Iggy: Reviews Zechs Marquise’s Video “Everlasting Beacon Of Light”
The Mars Volta sibling band Zechs Marquise’s new video for “Everlasting Beacon of Light” off their recently released sophomore album Getting Paid is like one of those epic dreams you wake up from hoping it means something — something super awesome.
Deep down you know it means you shouldn’t eat cheesecake and an entire Frito pie right before you go to sleep. But it leaves you with the pleasant feeling that there might be some magic afoot in the world after all.
In the clip, surprise stars Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Rx Bandits’ Matthew Embree play out an illogical cloak and dagger scheme involving an everlasting beacon of light, animal-men in tailored suits, and some intense gangsters, set against a Southwestern desert backdrop. It doesn’t make any sense at all, and yet somehow it helps the loping psych-disco-prog track, which unfolds over six-plus minutes, to make more sense.
If it means anything, it most likely means that you should pick up these young prog rockers’s latest LP so you can unravel its many contradictions at your leisure. Just don’t do it right before bed.
Oh, and there is a reason the video seems like a nocturnal ramble. Watch until the end:
COS Premiere: Zechs Marquise’s Everlasting Beacon Of Light Video
With Omar Rodriguez-Lopez suddenly reforming At The Drive-In, his Mars Volta bandmate/brother Marcel has time to spend with his other project, Zechs Marquise. Based in El Paso, the latter Rodriguez-Lopez plays drums in the instrumental progressive rock band with his other brothers Marfred and Rikardo on bass and keyboards, respectively. Their sophomore album, Getting Paid, dropped late last year from Rodriguez-Lopez Productions (it’s a family thing), and they’ve just delivered a new video for one of the tracks.
We first brought you their single “Everlasting Beacon Of Light” back in August. The track leans towards trip-hop before erupting into typical Rodriguez Brothers insanity, but the video pretty much starts and ends in the insane. In the clip, the name of the song appears to be the name of a smokeable drug. Inhalation of said drug leads to animal-headed people, dusty graveyards, latino gangs, and secret Zechs Marquise shows. Talk about gateway drugs. Check out the exclusive video, directed by The 90s, below.