Daily Distraction: Watch the eerie new video from DANA

The Columbus band just released the video for its latest, 'Blueteeth'

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
DANA, photographed in 2019

It's almost jarring to hear Madeline Jackson sing about technology on the abrasively lo-fi "Blueteeth," the latest missive from local noise-rock quartet DANA, which still has a knack for embedding melodies deep within its chaotic swirl. The video similarly mirrors the pre-digital era, overlaying VHS footage to create an eerie, found footage-like effect.

"Because of COVID we sent VHS tapes back and forth to our friend Brian McCabe, who had done live visuals for us in the past," Jackson told the Firenote. "We all felt like doing a video would be the next step. His process is all analog. To allow multiple overlays of film, Brian used four video mixers along with three circuit bent video processors to give a 'ghost-like' quality to the video.”

Give it a watch below.