Cinematic tones full of grit
MIHI NIHIL (say: Mee-Kee Nee-Keel), a Los Angeles based act that just released their self-titled album April 15th, unveiled their music video for the closing track on the LP, “Ticking Clocks.”
The new video will be the fifth the band has put out in support of their debut record, which is being described as “dark psyche rock folk tales,” “Atmospheric Post-Punk Americana” “a shadowy world,” “cinematic tones full of grit.”
Directed by John David Moffat and featuring artist Faban Murphy, the “Ticking Clocks” music video was an inspired artistic expression that was fully realized by the director and shown to the band after it was finished. “It is the only video where the band wasn’t involved in the concept, shooting or editing but we were so moved by what JJ did, that we just decided to put it out as an official music video for the song. Lyrically “Ticking Clocks” is about struggling to accept change in those we love and struggling to change ourselves. And yet despite all our difficulty with this, nature somehow makes it look easy. It very much is about coping with loss and pain,” Mihi said. With this song, one can hear that the album was recorded without a click track, naturally expanding and contracting, pushing and pulling, moving with ease.
Delivering a melodic, dark sound rooted in post-punk, MIHI NIHIL pulls from a kaleidoscope of influences, including early Radiohead, The Clash, Ennio Morricone, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Neil Young, Bauhaus, The Cure and The Pixies. The album release reached #1 on Amazon, #15 on i-Tunes and #18 on the NACC most added chart. MIHI NIHIL are pressing a limited run of vinyl due out in the fall along with a release show in Los Angeles, CA.