Brooklyn artist Stranger Cat (Cat Martino) has released a Twin Peaks-themed video for her new song “Red.”
The storybook video, which is nothing short of creepy, tells the story of a woman who’s just out for a bike ride when she gets a flat tire. She decides to get help at a random house. Bad choice. At the house, a magician (Schneider) regales her with colorful ribbons and fancy tricks. After she puts on a bejeweled red ring, she wakes up in a grassy field, basically imprisoned and brainwashed by the magician. She’s about to be burned while tied to a tree, but breaks free, tosses the ring in the lake and dives below the water.
Martino’s voice, which ranges from seemingly calm to angry and disturbed, lends an unearthly quality to the electro-pop song.
The video features actor Charles Schneider (who appeared in the movies Ghost World, Tombstone and Beetlejuice) and was directed and edited by Martino.
On her Facebook page today, Martino wrote: “XXXTRA points 4 whoever can figure out which scene caused me to be hospitalized 4 poison ivy.”
Stranger Cat’s debut album In the Wilderness is out now on Joyful Noise. She’s out on tour now with Chad Valley.
10/5: Des Moines, Iowa @ Vaudeville Mews
10/6: St Paul, Minnesota @ Turf Club
10/7: Kansas City, Missouri @ The Riot Room
10/8: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
10/9: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/10: Boise, Idaho @ The Reef
10/12: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/3: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
10/17: San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
10/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/20: El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
10/21: Dallas, TX @ Three Links
10/22: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/23: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
10/24: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/25: Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
10/28: New Haven, CT @ BAR
10/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/31: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall