Said the Whale Create "Record Shop" Video by Animating 129 Spinning Vinyl LPs

The clip was created entirely without computer effects
Said the Whale Create "Record Shop" Video by Animating 129 Spinning Vinyl LPs
Vancouver pop-rock faves Said the Whale's previous music video won both a Leo Award and the Audience Award at the Prism Prize. Now, they've released the ambitious follow-up in the form of a video for "Record Shop."

The song comes from this year's Cascadia LP, and it's a visually stunning clip that was made entirely without visual effects. Instead, the video animates the band members via cut-out photos pasted onto 129 spinning vinyl records. It's based on a form on animation called a phénakisticope, which was first used back in the 1800s.

The "Record Shop" video was directed by Johnny Jansen, who also directed the award-winning "UnAmerican" video (which similarly didn't use computer effects). This latest clip is the perfect accompaniment to the crunchy guitars and bouncy pop hooks of "Record Shop" — and it's thematically appropriate for the song's lyrics about music appreciation.

Scroll past Said the Whale's tour schedule to check it out.

Tour dates:

09/06 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09/08 Edmonton, AB - Hawrelak Park
09/18 Los Angeles, CA - Satellite
09/20 Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
09/21 Port Angeles, WA - Arts & Draughts Festival
09/22 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
09/26 Campbell River, BC - Tidemark Theatre
09/27 Nanaimo, BC - Port Theatre
09/28 Victoria, BC - Capitol Theatre
10/01 Kamloops, BC - Blue Grotto
10/03 Calgary, AB - The Palace
10/06 Red Deer, AB - Bo's
10/07 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
10/09 Regina, SK - Artesian
10/11 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
11/27 St. Catharines, QC - The Warehouse
11/28 London, ON - London Music Hall
11/29 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
11/30 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
12/02 St. John's, NL - Rock House
12/03 Halifax, NS - Seahorse Tavern
12/05 Fredericton, NB - Capitol
12/06 Montreal, QC - L'esco
12/07 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
12/08 Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Hall
12/14 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall