VIDEO: Elettrodomestico Premieres New Video and Announces West Coast Dates
Elettrodomestico has shared the video for "Rabbit Stew," the first song written by the psych-pop band consisting of Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) and Pietro Straccia. Directed by pop/gore artist Brice Frillici (SekDek), the video explores themes of marriage, conflict, gender non-conformity and rebirth, after the song was inspired and influenced by David Bowie. Quirky and dark, the short film portrays Jane & Pietro as wedding cake toppers with reversed roles, and follows them as they come to life.
Watch the video below!
Elettrodomestico came about after Jane and Pietro wrote their first song together, "Rabbit Stew", inspired and influenced by the death of David Bowie, in January 2016.
The real and raw response to their collaboration was the motivation needed to continue writing and producing. Even though they had no actual band in mind, they enjoyed the process so much that they continued writing together for the rest of 2016. By December, the duo wound up with enough material for a full-length album and decided to start a band together. Because Pietro is Italian, they came up with the band name Elettrodomestico, which means "appliance" in Italian. This seemed fitting, since the duo use multiple electronic and robotic sounds on their recordings. While many of the lyrics explore alienation and despair, the sound of the duo is markedly upbeat, with layered guitars, intricate harmonies, and four-to-the-floor pop drumbeats.
This product came together in a variety of locations, recorded at Lucky Recording and Pietro's home studio between February 2016 and April 2017.
Jane's history of making history with The Go-Go's contributes to the collab in a very obvious way: she's a force of nature and not afraid to try something new. Even if it meant going to Italy to tour this Summer 2017 with Pietro to share to the world what they had been creating, it was a no-brainer. Elettrodomestico is not only a household Italian term, but soon to be a household name for those yearning for a fresh sound coming from a known source.
This duo met in 2014 in San Francisco, CA. With strong roots in rebellion and rock and roll, it would only be NATURAL that Jane Wiedlin (the founder of the Go-Go's) would continue to create music after the all-female band retired from touring in 2016.
atch Elettrodomestico on Tour!
9/10 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Pride Festival
10/18 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Room
10/19 Portland, OR @ White Eagle
10/22 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
10/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium
10/26 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite