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Video premiere: A punk love tragedy in Girlfriends and Boyfriends’ new track ‘Forgiven Lust’

Friday 06th, November 2015 / 10:53
By Lily Keenan

VANCOUVER — Leather-clad hitchhikers break hearts and burn highways in the latest video from ’80s-inspired Vancouver post-punk band Girlfriends and Boyfriends. “Forgiven Lust” is from the trio’s upcoming full-length LP, Our Garden, which is to be released November 20th.

The clip is a dramatic pastiche of love and lust, cast against the backdrop of a brooding Vancouver landscape. Created by Wayne Moreheart and Corey MacGregor, the punk-rock melodrama is inherently tied to the bands heavily ’80s-influenced style. “Wayne and I really like a lot of the same cheesy ’80s movies like River’s Edge,” says lead vocalist Grant Minor. “We were really inspired by that kind of aesthetic but also wanted to create something that was a little tongue-in-cheek so we could still laugh about it.”

Photo: Wayne Moreheart

Photo: Wayne Moreheart

As punk lovers cling to each other in the moonlight, there can be no doubt that the video achieves this over-the-top style, but it carries in the band’s tradition of creating atmospheric post-punk tracks that are both energetic and melodic. Minor’s Morrissey-esque vocals interweave with rock and roll riffs and the haunting ’80s sound of strung-out synthesizers.

Check out the video now and catch Girlfriends and Boyfriends at their LP release party on November 20th at the Astoria, supported by Shadowhouse and Wire Spine.

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