BAATHHAUS Puts Twist on Prom in New Video

7.3.2014

By Dennis Hinzmann

The synthpop group plays with traditional gender roles of the high school ritual

BAATHHAUS calls their music “queer-electro-fuck” and want you to do the same.

The four-member “queer-performance-art-group-band” just released a new music video for the song “Ascension.” The video depicts a familiar scene from everyone’s adolescence — the picking up of a prom date. But instead of having traditional family faces, the bandmates portray father, mother, and both dates. 

"'Ascension' turns the lens on an everyday situation, revealing the dense and complex layers that live inside one simple moment," Dan Foley tells Entertainment Weeky. "Longing, lust, anxiety, and the thrill of anticipation fill the quiet rooms of a suburban home and provide the perfect backdrop."  

Watch BAATHHAUS' take on prom below:

The band will be performing at Stargayzer, the first queer music festival in Austin, Texas, next month, and in Chicago in September in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s David Bowie Is exhibition.

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