A Perfect Circle’s Video for “The Doomed”: Amazing, Pretentious, or Both?

  • Axl Rosenberg

There are two ways you can think about A Perfect Circle’s new video for “The Doomed,” which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn:

The video is a fascinating study of human faces (specifically, the faces of the band members). The black and white photography really allows every detail of every visage to pop, and the fact that the band members’ faces generally remain slack allows the clip to act as something of a Rorschach test (five different people could look at the members of APC’s facial expressions and come up with five completely different interpretations of each member’s mood/thoughts). The directors also clearly understand the sense of intimacy and discomfort they can create simply by having their subjects look into the camera. This video is a terrific example of how much good directors can accomplish with even a simple approach.


The video is a Calvin Klein commercial.


Your call, really.

A Perfect Circle are on tour now. Dates are below:

November 17 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
November 18 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
November 19 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena
November 21 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 22 Grand Rapids, MI The DeltaPlex Arena
November 24 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
November 25 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 28 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
November 30 Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum
December 1 Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 2 Portland, OR Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
December 4 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena

June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

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