THE HIDDEN CAMERAS
Gay Goth Scene (7″ Vinyl / Download)
October 4th 2013
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“Gay Goth Scene” is the first single from The Hidden Cameras’ new album AGE, which will be released in early 2014 on Outside Music (Canada). The song has been part of The Hidden Cameras’ live performances since 2002 (mostly at shows around Halloween). Dark crooning on epic string chords, “Gay Goth Scene” was recorded by Ohad Benchetrit (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think) and was finally completed with the otherworldly vocals of iconic Canadian singer Mary Margaret O’Hara.
“Gay Goth Scene” is an observational fiction of a likewise fictional family conflict:
We don’t want no gay goth scene in this house / We don’t want no gorgeous teen in your mouth
Joel Gibb sings the vibrato of the chastising parents’ perspective, while O’Hara’s free-improv descent into hell channels the wounded soul of the boy and also the mother and father’s exaggerated imagination of a non-existent scene.
Kai Stänicke’s award-winning short film for “Gay Goth Scene” reveals yet another level of interpretation, the Berlin-based director shifts the desperate situation of forbidden love into the classroom.
“Gay Goth Scene” – in both song and film – is a tragic love story foreshadowing the tone and theme of The Hidden Cameras’ upcoming album AGE.
For More Information: thehiddencameras.com
Gay Goth Scene (4:51)
Joel Gibb – Guitars, Moog, Drums
Mary Margaret O’Hara – Vocals
Jamie McCarthy – Violin
Lief Mosbaugh – Viola
Mike Olsen – Cello
Recorded by Ohad Benchetrit
Mixed by Howie Beck
Written, produced and sung by Joel Gibb
“Gay Goth Scene” at these film festivals (selection):
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2013
QFest Philadelphie 2013
Inside Out Film Festival 2013 Toronto
Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer
TLVFest – The Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival
16th Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (»Best Short Film About/For Youth«)
Director: Kai Stänicke
D.O.P.: Thomas Schneider