BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: doubleVee’s Sci-Fi Animated ‘Jack the Rider’ Video
If our fave Oklahoma band is indisputably The Flaming Lips, indie darlings Starlight Mints were always a close second. So we’re excited that head mint Allan Vest has teamed up with partner Barb to form an intriguing new project, doubleVee.
More conceptual than the Mints, doubleVee’s debut album The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider, which will see release February 10, is a concept album that follows the story of the traveler Jack. Song by song, descends further into a Black Mirror like world, where nothing is exactly as it seems.
BlackBook here premiers the first video, for the title track – which is a strange and wonderful bit of animation. Barb describes it as, “Our first look into Jack’s world, beautifully animated by Paul Solomons, with characters based on our album artwork by Grant Fuhst. We meet up with our traveler in the midst of his journey, which takes an abrupt turn after he is confronted by the strong allure of a mysterious siren.”