Los Angeles, California-based dark punk outfit THE WRAITH presents the first official video from their debut LP, Gloom Ballet, which saw worldwide release last week through Southern Lord. The album’s maiden video, created for the track “Wing Of Night,” is now streaming.
Directed, shot, and edited by Alisa Akay, the “Wing Of Night” video’s concept juxtaposes imagery reflecting the song’s lyrical themes – the embrace of pain, struggle, darkness, and inevitable (yet not truly final) death – with footage of THE WRAITH‘s lauded live performance, centered around frenetic frontman/poet Davey Bales. The band filmed the video over two days in a historic haunted theater in North Hollywood, just around the corner from producer Mat Mitchell’s studio where they recorded Gloom Ballet almost exactly a year prior. The band was keen to work with director Alisa Akay because, as Mitchell’s fiancée, she was intimately familiar with their music