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"The Candidate" The Official video from the album "Anti​-​Solipsism pt​.​1 Creatures"

from Anti Solipsism pt. 1 Creatures by REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co.


"The Candidate" is a cult of personality. Our leaders, our idealized selves bearing striking resemblance to the Ringleaders of a circus or the magician at a county fair "listen to what I am saying right here, while I make things happen over there. Distraction and misguidance are their tools of choice; double-speak and flattery leave us with no voice.
Challenge your existence and know that you are here, for every second we waste is another decade of despair! -Rev. Shine

"The Candidate" is about the circus-like spectacle of political posturing and the absurd, if not dangerous, nature of power-hungry individuals. History repeats itself as characters engage their quest for domination over man and nature, at once sinister and comical. Everyday people clap joyously as they "vote" for their candidate of choice, an illusory exercise mired by corruption as ink seeps into layers of time. In keeping with Rev. Shine's style, we looked to the past for relevant commentary on present-day events. --Sarah Price


The Candidate

Wireless iron-fist
radical idealist
I am the candidate....
Political hypnotist
manifest wishing-list
Spiritual pacifist
Son of God
I am what you seek
Romantic double speak
swimming in concrete
intolerant obsolete
Philosophical rhetoric
exploitive prejudice
buying and selling it
Don't make it relevant
Holy Commiserate
Political counterweight
Sensational eloquent
I am the candidate....


from Anti Solipsism pt. 1 Creatures, released May 22, 2014
"The Candidate" video credits:
Director: Sarah Price
Editor: Sean U'ren
Hamburg gig filmed @ "Knust" May 21st 2013 by bumbali films.
"A Night at ANDY'S BAR" shot at 2:00 am in the morning on October 10th & 11th 2008 by-Jonas Jensen, Jaun Lopez and Devendra Shrestha.
Stills by "Brother Grimm", "The Kid" and "Gamiel Stone"
Stock footage: British Pathe online archives


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REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. Copenhagen, Denmark

Primitive & grounded, folk-tales connect seemingly disparate genres into a single curbstone philosophy “SOAP BOX MUSIC”. Converging African polyrhythms with punk-rock dissonance. Combining swing, rock-steady and rhythm & blues… Sarcastic and sentimental; Agitated and serene, they are a throwback to the Negro spirituals and the American folk tradition. ... more

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