New Video and Single from The Harrow

Brooklyn’s The Harrow present a new video for the single“Axis.”

Mixed by James Aparicio (Spiritualized, Grinderman, Yeasayer, Liars), the song is available on a limited split 7″ with La Fete Triste on German label aufnahme+wiedergabe.

Directed and edited by The Harrow’s own Barrett Hiatt, the “Axis” video was filmed in the midst of a snowstorm on a deserted beach off Long Island Sound, utilizing mysterious winter imagery to emphasize the song’s icy yet dreamy atmosphere.

The Harrow’s hazy origins date back to 2008, when multi-instrumentalist, music blogger, and DJ Frank Deserto (former bassist for Revel Hotel, Dream Affair, The Funeral Crashers, and Mark Burgess’ 2010 touring edition of The Chameleons) sat down with a series of drum machines to create a handful of instrumental demos inspired by his passionate love of underground music and bleak literature. The band’s first recording, the moody “Violets,” appeared on a limited-edition cassette compilation, “Function Operate: Volume II,” in early 2013.

The Harrow became a full-time priority last summer with the addition of keyboardist Hiatt (a renowned Nine Inch Nails remixer who has performed with Automelodi and Eleven Pond), guitarist Greg Fasolino (Bell Hollow, The Naked and the Dead), and vocalist Vanessa Irena (a New Orleans native and Newtown Radio DJ). Their combined experience and diverse influences combined to form a unique creative synergy, culminating in the October 2013 release of their self-titled five-track EP, led by emphasis track “The Fall.”