New Neil Halstead Video - "Paint A Face" (Stereogum Premiere)

By theajaysharma

To recap: Neil Halstead, a founding member of Slowdive and the singer/main songwriter of Mojave 3, released his sophomore solo record Oh! Mighty Engine this past July on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records (the solo debut was on 4AD). The Emmett Malloy-directed video for Oh! Mighty's "Paint A Face" includes Halstead performing alone with his band or on-stage or on waves, looking Will Oldham-like throughout. When we posted "Paint A Face" in pure-audio form, I found his self-described "nylon rock" akin to "Kings of Convenience + Iron & Wine + Cornwall, England + a warm, slightly melancholic breeze." At that time, I didn't know the video version of the clip would, in fact, be shot in Cornwall or that Halstead would prove such a natural in his wetsuit. - Source