Anyone who has heard Antler House can attest to the Milwaukee trio’s uncanny ability to craft gorgeous indie-leaning folk songs that also manage to deliver a swift and brutal kick to the heart. When one of those songs gets paired with visuals, it can become an even more emotional experience.
About nine months after the band’s “Wabbit”—a song about failing to nurse a baby rabbit back to health—received the music video treatment, Antler House was surprised with a video for a song off 2014’s Through The Dirt that was written and directed by a Los Angeles-based filmmaker.
Dylan Boom, who went to high school with Antler House’s members, took the liberty of shooting the video for the song “Real Things” over the course of two weeks in various locations around the greater L.A area. It centers on a lonely protagonist whose web browsing takes him to some striking locations before abruptly sending him right back where he started.
“This video circulates around the themes of social media and effects it can have on people,” Boom says. “Especially in this day and age with young people feeling more and more pressure to not be themselves.”
Watch “Real Things” now, then go outside and make something of your life before it’s too late.