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Grand Cousin Releases Music Video for “Camera”, Heems Retweets

Learn to “Hate People,” put a “Camera” in someone’s room, breathe in “Oxygen,” “Take” her “Out,” and feel that “Constant Improvement,” all with your friends at Grand Cousin.

Remember when Henry Hall ’14 poured a milkshake on his head in the last Grand Cousin music video? Well, the falsettos and smooth beats are back; Grand Cousin – consisting of Hall, Evan Low ’14, and Robby Caplan ’14 – have just put out a video for their song “Camera” with the help of music video mavens Jack Coyne ’13 and Sidney Schleiff ’14.

Shot in a cramped bedroom in black and white, the video at first appears as an amateur home video. But soon, it is made clear through the bands’ lyrics, especially those scrawled out on their T-shirts, that they are shooting on location at a girl’s house. This discovery is affirmed when the boys rush out of the room with all their equipment and the subject of the song walks in. Several times she approaches the camera as if she spotted it, yet she only grabs a few miscellaneous items from the surrounding area. The video certainly has the fun and candid feel conveyed by the song, which I’ve been listening to and singing since first hearing it.

And I’m not the only one’s excited about it. The video currently has 3,000+ views, 2,500 of which were obtained over the span of two days! What could be the cause of this? Oh, I don’t know, maybe the fact that Heems of Das Racist tweeted about it?!

Read after the jump for an interview with Grand Cousin and information about where to find them both online and in real life.

Coyne ’13 and Schleiff ’14 Produce Two New Music Videos for Bostick ’13

This happens in one of the videos.

Fresh off the success of their Athenian-centric video for Grand Cousin, Jack Coyne ’13 and Sidney Sclheiff ’14 are back with not one, but two visuals for Dreamhost, the chillwavey side project of Dylan Bostick ’13.

The first video, for the Dreamhost song “Pools,” was shot in Costa Rica and features some pretty excellent clouds over a gorgeous valley/crater/mountainous landscape. In the words of Coyne, “The visuals were inspired by drunken nights in weird parts of Eclectic and all things Hawaiian punch.”

The second video, for the song “Me Too,” features Zach Carlson ’14 and a barren night carnival.