Film At 11: New Collisions

The Optimist is the debut album from New Collisions, who were discovered by Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes and were opening for Blondie and the B-52s a mere three months after their first show. The Optimist was recorded in less than 10 days by Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr), who sought to capture the energetic feel of the Boston band’s live performances. MAGNET is proud to premiere the Andrew Nisinson-directed video for album track “Dying Alone.”

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  1. Posted November 4, 2010 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Love it!!!

  2. Danny
    Posted November 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink


  3. n. rogoff
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Most clever lyrics, satirical and sober. Love the front woman’s energy and beautiful singing voice. Band is a one.

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  • […] on Magnet Magazine‘s site, The New Collisions present their new music video for “Dying Alone”. While you […]

  • […] “Dying Alone” by New Collisions was filmed guerrilla style on the streets of NYC by director Andrew Nisinson. It contains: one Bostonian band appearing to perform at normal speed, while one break dancer and thousands of unsuspecting NYC residents buzz about in the foreground and background. Over seven nights, the band went to the busiest areas of Manhattan and performed the song in slow motion. When the footage is sped up, the band appears at normal speed, while the color and chaos of the city flies past around them. Check out the video here. […]