“Heartbeats Dancing,” the new video from Laura Palmer’s DEATH PARADE (produced by New Move Media alongside the release of their compilation album “Paradise Hotel”) is a lazy motorcycle ride through a strange cemetery, whose grass and trees hum with an ultraviolet glow. Laura Hopkins, leader and partial namesake, is the one doing the swerving astride a vintage Honda, singing about love’s quiet fading and the ever-present urge to try again. In true Lynchian fashion, “Heartbeats Dancing” is a song defined by what is now absent, and like the famously murdered Laura Palmer of Twin Peaks. Here, death seems less a finality and more a starting point, a patch of fertile soil from which something painfully and vibrantly beautiful might grow.
“Heartbeats Dancing” is the band’s contribution to New Move Media’s upcoming collaborative album, Paradise Hotel, which features a variety of Portland artists. Laura Palmer’s DEATH PARADE, with Laura Hopkins on guitar a vocals alongside the full band consisting of Eirinn Gragson on keys/vocals, Ben Johnson on drums, and Danny Metclafe on bass, will be playing alongside Aan and Michael Finn at Mississippi Studios on July 24th, as part of a two-night record release event. Check out the video below, and get tickets to the show here.