Friday, June 22, 2012

Brendan Benson's 'Pretty Baby' [Fresh Vid]

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

As contributor Jewly Hight reported back in April, locally residing indie-rock/power-pop singer-songwriter, producer and Raconteur Brendan Benson recently launched his label, Readymade Records, here in Nashville. The label's first two releases were Young Hines' Give Me My Change and Benson's own What Kind of World, and now you can see the fresh vid for Benson's "Pretty Baby" above. Keeping it all in the Readymade fam, the video was directed by Hines.

The song, though it's constructed in that classic pop kind of style Benson often utilizes, has something of a dark, creeping, sinister aura about it — probably due in part to all the talk of heart holes and hounds closing in and so forth. Anyway, the video itself is also pretty dark, full of bleeding hearts, flaming hearts, nostalgia-framed field frolicking and (spoiler alert!) Benson lying prostrate with a bullet hole in his dome. Have a watch. And check after the jump to see Benson and his band playing "Pretty Baby" for New York's WFUV 90.7-FM.

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