Name that indie band.
May 29, 2011 9:49 AM   Subscribe

Name that band: I think it was a Toronto indie rock band with a music video that was comprised entirely of stop motion figurines that were either lego figures or something similar. The song or the band name either used "horse" or "pony" or "sparkle" in the name because my brain keeps telling me "sparklehorse" though I know it's not them.

Pitchfork posted a video of them years ago and I remember enjoying the band and their catalog, and now it's completely slipped my mind.

I'm pretty sure they were from Toronto. It wasn't Broken Social Scene or any of the Arts+Crafts bands because I just checked the website.
posted by windbox to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
This most likely isn’t it (unless you’re completely misremembering the details), but when you mention Lego figures, the first video that came to mind is Fell In Love With A Girl by The White Stripes.
posted by Jasper Friendly Bear at 10:13 AM on May 29, 2011


Definitely, 100% was not White Stripes - this was not a big band by any means.
posted by windbox at 10:15 AM on May 29, 2011


Any chance you're thinking of Pony Ride by Bumblebeez 81?
posted by phunniemee at 11:01 AM on May 29, 2011


Seconding the Bumblebeez 81 track Pony Ride. And it was cut'n'paste stop-motion.
posted by carsonb at 11:16 AM on May 29, 2011


Were they Playmobil figurines? Castaway by Camphor is made from Playmobil dioramas.
posted by Kattullus at 11:19 AM on May 29, 2011


Darkhorse by the Toronto band Uncut
posted by acidic at 11:19 AM on May 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yup Uncut was it! Thanks a ton!
posted by windbox at 11:42 AM on May 29, 2011


Just for fun, here's another Toronoto Indie band that did stop motion figures using rocks: Working Full Time by The Constantines.
posted by furtive at 12:40 PM on May 29, 2011


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