Columbia Records is proud to announce the release of Coheed and Cambria
's video for "Feathers," the second single off the band's new album, "No World For Tomorrow
," and undoubtedly their catchiest tune to date. MTV2 plans to "Unleash" the new video on February 4th, planning to air it 12 times that day and thereafter placing it directly into "Elite 8" rotation.
The Hitchcockian black and white video, is a dark comedy, directed by Marc Klasfeld (Gnarls Barkley
, Foo Fighters
, Bloodhound Gang
) and focuses on a "perfect" 1950s American family who have a very naughty secret. "Feathers" stars Rena Riffel, known for her roles in "Mulholland Drive
" and "Dante's Cove," as the cheerful stay-at-home mom ala "Ozzie and Harriet," but this mom has more than a conniving grin. Reminiscent of David Lynch
or even more so, John Waters
, what appears normal on the surface is not quite so when you take a closer look.
In anticipation of the new video, the band has launched a parody website, www.meetthefeathers.com
. The site offers fans a mock preview of the plot and theme of the video. It also offers a teaser video and subtle references to the video's secrets. The site will be updated with new clips of the song and other hints leading up to the premier.
Coheed and Cambria are currently on tour in the UK in support of their new record, and will be joining Linkin Park
on the road for a nationwide tour that kicks off on February 12 in Ohmaha, NE. The new album, which debuted at #6 on the Billboad Top 200, has received great critical acclaim. Blender
praised the new album and said that Coheed "have found their sweet spot" while Revolver
noted that it "feels like the beginning of something new" for the band. The Los Angeles Times
intoned: "Self-indulgence is frequently seen as a crime in modern rock music, but without it there would have been no Led Zeppelin
or "Sgt. Pepper
," no Ziggy Stardust
or System of a Down
. Overreaching sometimes pays off. And few young bands reach further than the prog-metal act Coheed and Cambria, for whom the extremes of time and space hardly seem to be enough." Rolling Stone
said that "there was plenty worthy of rewind" on "No World for Tomorrow."