MV: pictoria vark takes up skateboarding in her breezy video for “Radio Silence”
pictoria vark, the spoonerism alias for New Jersey/Iowan musician Victoria Park, has already accomplished so much within the independent music scene despite only having one release to her name. A talented bass-player and an extensive tour partner (she’s helped open for bands like Big Thief, Julien Baker, and Haley Heynderickx as a bassist for Squirrel Flower), Park is currently making her own self-helmed project work after releasing her debut EP self-titled last year. She’s not doing too badly for herself–Park is currently touring France based off of the sole power of her debut. Finding a healthy mix of stream-of-consciousness lyricism, “sad-girl” angst, and a hardy DIY aesthetic, the music of pictoria vark hones in on a winning musical formula that already shows great promise.
Recently, Park has released a video for “Radio Silence,” the scrappy lead single off of Self-Titled. Directed by Lucy Rinzler-Day, the visual accompaniment finds the singer teaching herself how to skateboard on a never-ending river towpath. There are no Tony Hawk-like tricks here–Park is no professional skater but she has fun doing it. Rinzler-Day’s video emits a charming breeziness as well, bringing a sweet and liberating tone to match the light-hearted, DIY feel of the song.
Although Park is only at the beginning of her musical journey, she’s skating towards something great.
Featured photo by Nicole Rosengurt.
Li-Wei Chu is the chief editor of From the Intercom. When he’s not editing drafts and searching for new artists to cover for the website, he loves watching cult films, cooking, and listening to his ever-growing collection of vinyl records. You can follow him on LetterBoxd and make fun of his taste in movies here!