“‘King (Don’t Matter)’ was filmed, directed and edited by our good friend Domingo “Dom” Rafael Narvaez (a.k.a Papito). The concept was initially brought up by Dom after having access to a warehouse and wanting to play around with the overall aesthetic of the place. He wanted to rely heavily on utilizing the warehouse’s open space to do wide shots of us playing to the track. We’ve worked with Dom on previous projects, so the overall filming experience was a breeze.”
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Deaf Poets’ music video for their song “King (Don’t Matter)” – watch it below.
“One of the most fun parts of shooting was the fact that we filmed it right in the middle of an intense Miami summer…and the warehouse didn’t have an AC unit! We definitely lost a few pounds during the shoot.
After the final edits were done, another great friend of ours, Danny Portal, hand drew the animation, frame by frame; adding an extra layer to the film which we felt the video needed to complement Dom’s vision.
‘King (Don’t Matter)’ is a top favorite of ours from Lost in Magic City, so we are super stoked to have worked with our friends and created something we are all proud of.”
Deaf Poets is the garage/alternative-rock duo made up of longtime friends Sean Wouters (lead vocals/guitar) and Nico Espinosa (vocals/percussion). Formed in Miami Beach, FL, they’ve made a name for themselves in their local indie scene, becoming regulars at iiiPoints Music Festival and winning over audiences with their ear-spiltting, high-energy live show. They’ve also shared stages with acts like Andy Rourke, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, The Psychedelic Furs, Matt and Kim, and The Growlers.
The duo’s sound features hard-hitting percussion and distortion-soaked guitars, combining elements of ’70s rock, ’80s punk, and ’90s grunge. Their latest release, 2017’s Lost In Magic City, earned praise from the likes of BlackBook and the Miami New Times, and drew comparisons to everyone from Led Zeppelin to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. “King (Don’t Matter)” comes from that album, and is one of the band’s favorite tracks.
Deaf Poets will follow last year’s release with a brand new EP, due out this summer on WaxRomantix Records. In the meantime, Lost In Magic City is available on Bandcamp. Deaf Poets is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
2/13: New York, NY @ Berlin
3/1: New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery
3/3: Long Island, NY @ Mr. Beery’s
3/10: Long Island, NY @ Rockaway Beach Tavern
3/29: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
4/7: New Haven, CT @ Pacific Standard Tavern
5/12: New York, NY @ The Bitter End
Top photo by Imani Givertz