Music Video: Pollens - "Helping Hand"
Rob Peoni Friday, May 23, 2014
Seattle-based Pollens' debut LP Brighten & Break was a criminally overlooked album released on German imprint Tapete Records in the fall of 2012. I wrote about the record last year for Musical Family Tree. The album centers around the complex, looping vocal arrangements of lead singers Hanna Benn and Jeff Aaron Bryant, which hover over a bed of boisterous poly-rhythms and counter-intuitive melodies on guitar. "Helping Hand" was the lead-off track on Brighten & Break. This week, Pollens dropped a video for the single which you can watch below. The video, shot in central Washington by Matt Miller and Ben Gazy, keeps things simple, but the lo-fidelity focus on color pairs well with the Pollens' signature sensory overload.