Stranger Cat becomes the hunted in video for “Red”

Stranger Cat Red

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 

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