Watch The Drums' Video for "There is Nothing Left" Starring Model Hari Nef

A romantic comedy gone terribly wrong.

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Following an irresistable rework from TOKiMONSTAThe Drums are sharing their video for their wistful, lovelorn track "There Is Nothing Left" off last year's album Encyclopedia. Co-directed by David Gantz and Theo Cohn and starring transgender model Hari Nef, the video opens innocently on a date before hinting at a darker undertone as a Sasquatch-type creature peers on, twisting into a romantic-comedy gone wrong. 

Speaking on the video, The Drums' Johnny Pierce explained:

"I fell completely in love with these directors and their whole cinematic aesthetic but I really was not in the mood to be filmed. I go through seasons of being incredibly shy and self conscious and then out of nowhere I'll get a tidal wave of confidence and immediately make a fool out of myself and everyone in my band. Lucky for all of us, I was in shy-mode and so I spent my time casting for the video. No one seemed too exciting to me, and then my friend Ioanna Gika called me and asked me to join her for a late night drink in L.A. When I got there Hari was sitting at the table and was radiating. I was immediately struck with her aura. I fell in love immediately and the next morning asked her to star in this video. She said yes right away. She's a punk and also completely relatable with a strong sense of self and a smile to crack the earth in half. I'm sure she's rolling her eyes reading this right now. We've always tried to work with people who are everyday- in their own way- nudging the world towards being a more accepting place to live."

Nef explained:

"Jonny Pierce was the third person I met in Los Angeles when I moved here for the summer in late June. I found him funny, magnetic, stylish, and easy to talk to. I was not surprised when I found out that he was a rock star. When he asked me to feature in the next video for The Drums, I was surprised. I had never envisioned myself as the ingenue of a romantic comedy--even a romantic comedy gone wrong. I related to the video's notion of embodying cliches in order to break them. Filming was a treat!"

Watch the video above courtesy of Pitchfork and catch The Drums live on tour this month including a performance at FYF Fest (dates here). Encyclopedia is out now on Minor Records.

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