Locally residing post-rock explorers Hammock raise the bar for music videos in this town, time and again. There was their utterly stunning video for "Cold Front," a song from last year's Departure Songs (a record that landed at No. 8 in last year's Nashville Scene Critics' Poll). Then there was the striking "Mute Angels," which was also taken from Departure Songs. Well, in advance of their forthcoming Oblivion Hymns — which is out Nov. 26 and can be pre-ordered here — Hammock has a brand-new video for their grand soundscape "I Could Hear the Water at the Edge of All Things." And guess what! It's beautiful.
Directed by Alex Amoling (who also directed "Mute Angels") and shot in Staten Island, the "Edge of All Things" video follows a family — a man met with the challenge of caring for his family as the bills pile up, a boy at the very beginning of his life, and a wife who perhaps doesn't know her husband as well as she thinks she does. As always, Hammock's immaculate, string-rife arrangements set the tone and the pace, gently rising and falling with the action of the video. Beautiful song, moving video. Consider my heartstrings thoroughly tugged. He was only trying to make life better for his kid, man! Stay tuned for more on Hammock.
As always, well done, Hammock.