Flagpole Premieres: Old Smokey, ‘Vacant Lot’ Video

Avant-folk group Old Smokey released a stunning sleeper of a record, Wester Easter, in April via Cloud. (Read our feature on the band here.) Now, we’re happy to premiere the music video for “Vacant Lot,” a taut and textural tune from the album.

Says frontman Jim Willingham of the clip, directed by former Flagpole scribe John Britt:

We shot it up in a quarry somewhere between Carlton and Elberton about 45 minutes north of Athens. We also used a location of an amazing vintage/antique/junk market run by our friend in Carlton. Most of the latter half of the video takes place in the owner Jimmy’s fantastical sculpture garden.

Watch below:

Old Smokey plays Normaltown Hall on Thursday, Sept. 4.


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