Cincinnati-based band Plastic Ants have unveiled a new music video for its soaring ballad “Tintype,” one of the highlights of the group’s latest album, Imperial Phase. The band is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Rob Cherry and also features bassist John Curley (Afghan Whigs), drummer Joe Klug (Wussy) and keyboardist Guy Vanasse. The gorgeous video matches the slo-mo vibe of the heart-swelling “Tintype” perfectly and features photography by Curley.
“All of the songs on Imperial Phase are our children, but ‘Tintype’ has always had a little extra magic, so we wanted to give it an extra special video treatment,” Cherry says of the new video. “The clip was directed by our friend Mike Sweeney — a super talented motion-graphics artist—and features photos by our own John Curley. Before John made his career in music, he was a photojournalist with an eye for telling stories in a single frame. Fortunately he still shoots constantly, so Mike and I had a wealth of beautiful photos — most of them shot around Cincinnati — to weave into an evocative backdrop for the song, an elegy to a strong woman from a bygone era.”