Director Scott Coffey’s video for Wolf Parade’s pounding rock song “Yulia” is a sort of Major Tom tale set behind the Iron Curtain. A Soviet cosmonaut finds himself blasted into space and seeing strange lights, while the girl he left back home tries on a spare space-walk helmet and goes for an overwhelmed stroll.
Coffey shot the video in Portland and Romania, and he writes that he built his narrative around rumors surrounding a secret Soviet space program in which cosmonauts were shot into space without being brought back home. You can watch the video and read Coffey’s words on it on Bravely Done, and you can find “Yulia” on Wolf Parade’s new album Expo 86. (via pitchfork)