Shot partially on Super 8 film, “Baptism,” the second video from the self-titled record from Philadelphia psych-scuzz combo Creepoid, has the feel of a particularly unsettling dream. Footage of the eerie lights of a ferris wheel at night are superimposed over the image of someone having a panic attack in the shower; a man with a pillowcase over his head reads the Bible in a shabby highway motel room; the band members root around inside an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. The video’s montage structure and grainy footage is meant, according to director Wade Vanover, to mimic the creation and deterioration of memory. Backed by the group’s harrowing, churning instrumentation, the suggestion is not of an incident that’s been forgotten so much as suppressed. It’s a fantastically ominous transmission from the great beyond.
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