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L.S. Dunes Shares “Old Wounds” AI Art Music Video

L.S. Dunes Spring 2023
[Photo by: Kevin Estrada]

L.S. Dunes has been sharing new tunes, dropping band documentaries, and now they’ve released a new music video for “Old Wounds.”

Created by @iammethisisi, an AI artist, the video shows scenes of fire, astronauts, UFOs, and more. The color palette of the music video is akin to the cover art of The Smashing PumpkinsMellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. 

Check out the new music video below. 

When the teaser video initially made its rounds on the band’s social media, fans were dismayed, overall rejecting the notion that AI art is ethical and/or worthwhile. In response to the backlash, L.S. Dunes shared a statement: 

“Upon posting a 10 second clip of our upcoming video for OLD WOUNDS made by generative art creator, @IAMMETHISISI, we noticed there was some chatter on social media and that it might be a good idea for us to clear some things up.”

Their statement continues, “L.S. Dunes and its collective members have been longtime supporters and advocates of artists of all kinds. Over the years we have commissioned art pieces from well-known professional artists, unknown semi-professional artists, and fans of the band just starting out and creating things for fun. We have searched out these talented artists that inspire us from all walks of life and worked with them in a multitude of different ways showcasing their work on as large a platform as we could provide. When we saw the images created by @IAMMETHISISI we knew immediately this was the artist we wanted to work with to make the visual accompaniment for our latest original song, OLD WOUNDS.”

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“OLD WOUNDS, at its core, is a song about intent, and what role it plays in the perception of good and evil. The conversation surrounding generative art draws a parallel to that in many ways. It’s clear that our vision for this particular video has sparked a dialogue of opposing views and got people thinking, and talking, and feeling without even seeing the entire video. Isn’t that what art should do?”

Concluding their statement, the band expressed their personal feelings about the video. “We feel the video created by @IAMMETHISISI encompasses that perfectly, and based on the initial comments from just a 10 second clip, it seems to have hit this concept directly on the head.

Love it or hate it the choice is yours, as it should be. We know we aren’t going to please everyone all the time.

Kindness and continued thoughtful creation are all that we can promise.

xo L.S.Dunes”

Following the music video’s release, fans took to Twitter/X and Instagram to note that they would not be watching the full version on YouTube.

Though some may not care for the music video, “Old Wounds” is a track full of sonic surprises, and you may be able to hear it in person on the upcoming Pierce The Veil Jaws Of Life Tour featuring direct support from L.S. Dunes, Dayseeker, and Destroy Boys. Check out the full list of dates below, and grab your tickets here

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 4—Sacramento, CA @ Hard Rock Live
  • Nov. 5—Fresno, CA @ Fresno Convention Center
  • Nov. 7—Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
  • Nov. 8—El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
  • Nov. 10—San Antonio, TX @ The Espee
  • Nov. 11—Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
  • Nov. 12—Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
  • Nov. 14—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 15—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 17—Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 18—Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Arena
  • Nov. 19—Macon, GA @ Macon City Auditorium
  • Nov. 21—Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • Nov. 25—Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
  • Nov. 26—Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
  • Nov. 28—Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
  • Nov. 30—Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
  • Dec. 2—Des Moines, IA @ Vibrant Music Hall
  • Dec. 3—Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
  • Dec. 5—Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
  • Dec. 7—Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
  • Dec. 8—San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
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