Los Angeles rock group LaCore have shared the thriller inspired visual for their debut single, That Thing.
The musical project of sound engineer Jeff Thompson, LaCore enlisted Ran Pink, owner of Fonogenic Studios, to direct and edit the visual, which is a nod to thrillers and films such as Beetlejuice, Blade and Mr. Rogers. Thompson takes on the role of a secret agent / vampire slayer seeking out the monsters of the night that are on his hit list. These monsters are portrayed by LaCore band mate Mihailo Lukic, the visuals director, Pink, and his own brother Tal. Taking place in a small town laced with noir lighting and gore, Thompson’s own love for vampires prompted him to incorporate them within the visuals storyline.
Speaking of creating the visual, Thompson shares: “It was definitely a lot to tackle. Making the video opened up a world of possibilities for future ideas. You can pretty much do anything these days.” He adds, speaking of the track, “The song is a nod to the things we tend to repeat, sometimes things that keep us going, and sometimes things that we wish we could stop.”
Taking inspiration from his passion for indie rock, Thompson launched his own musical endeavour, enlisting Serbian guitar wizard Mihailo Lukic. Thompson says he walked into a room where Lukic was playing The Smiths on his guitar and instantly thought “That guy needs to be in my band.” Sonically, the band take influence from bands ranging from The Cure to Arctic Monkeys.
That Thing is out now! Watch the music video above.