Watch the video below, here on BandWeblogs.com, featuring model Chloe Lloyd!
TV Mania - "Beautiful Clothes" video:
The album was released on March 12th this year after being discovered deep within the Duran Duran vaults. Originally created as the soundtrack to a bizarre Broadway musical, the songs on the album were composed using looping rhythm tracks and samples from various TV Shows.
Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo (former Duran guitarist) created the collection after discovering a shared idea of a futuristic society where voyeurism was woven into the cultural fabric and people lived with little privacy. While this resonates with the present day, the album was created back in the mid-90s, two years before the movie, The Truman Show was released and four years before Survivor made its debut.
The duo recently hosted a competition with Lomography cameras that was inspired by the themes of the album. Participants submitted photos of what "Beautiful Clothes" meant to them for a chance to win special prizes. See the winning selections. Nick also displayed photographs taken from the "Beautiful Clothes" video shoot at The Vinyl Factory in London in a special exhibit entitled Bei Incubi, which translates to "Beautiful Nightmares." See the collection (Links below)!
Praise for TV Mania:
"Music fans will be hard-pressed to find a more relevant record." - Huffington Post
"The idea behind…TV Mania was so prescient, it's a little eerie" - SPIN
"[TV Mania created] music about pop culture from within the belly of the beast." - Rolling Stone
"Evokes the ennui of today's digital age" - V Magazine
"Quite prophetic." - Ladygunn
Photo credit: Still from "Beautiful Clothes" video, Nick Rhodes
For more information, please go to:
TV Mania Official Website