Alligator Indian – “Dark Fruit” (Official Video)
Back in April we shared the single “Dark Fruit” from Asheville, NC haunt-pop duo Alligator Indian. Now we are stoked to premiere the long-gestating video for the track. They were aiming to release the video around Halloween but for whatever reason it was delayed until now.
Check out what Christian Church had to say about the video and its conception:
I came up with the idea as a comical tribute to our history as a band. It starts with Spooky and I meeting and making some music together. Then we meet Mayor Prankster who plays bass with us in our early incarnation while we play more garage-inspired music. Then it moves back to us as a duo, and making music in our current incarnation. Along the way, we begin working with Rotting Mold Records aka Bleeding Gold Records and put our album out on vinyl. It ends with us playing Apothecary, the art space in town our friends started and we help run and book for.
With the visual elements, we wanted to not only showcase our set-up and style, but our love of all things Halloween-y. A lot of our songs, including this one, can sound fairly dark, but we try to always have a vein of humor and whimsy present. We enjoy the campiness of it all, and we wanted to showcase that in the video. The song is, after all, a happy one, with lyrics about love and hope along with the ones about death and loss. We thinks it’s important to balance all those elements and never lean too far to either extreme.
We were incredibly lucky to have this vision realized by documentarian and amazing friend Della Sainty who helped steer the vision into something tangible, shoot the whole thing (with some help from Ryan Watson), and take on the arduous task of editing it all. Her lack of sleep made this whole project take only about a month. And we are super grateful to all our friends who came to Apothecary and our basement to play ghosts. And to our best buds Luke, who played the skeleton label head, and Tom, who played himself as Mayor Prankster.