Fotocrime shares new music video for “Crystal Caves”

Fotocrime has shared a noir-tinged music video for the song “Crystal Caves“, which is taken from his album, Heart of Crime, out now on digital and physical formats from Profound Lore Records.

Fotocrime mastermind Ryan Patterson comments: “’Crystal Caves’ is an experimental song for me on many levels, stepping into Kentucky folk history lyrically and into Bass VI-driven dreamscapes musically. The narrative of the song is told from the perspective of real-life amateur cave explorer Floyd Collins who was trapped in the cave on his property known as Crystal Cave during the ‘Cave Wars’ for roadside tourist attractions in Kentucky in the 1920s. The attempts and ultimate failure to rescue him became a media sensation and a part of local folklore, inspiring movies and songs by Billy Wilder, John Prine, and others over the past century.” Patterson continues, “Offering my own slant on this story from my home state’s history, I used this framework to explore my fears of emotional and physical claustrophobia, as well as the brutal power of nature. The song is elevated by beautiful backing vocals from Janet Morgan, of Dischord Records band Channels, percussion by illustrator/musician Ben Sears, and a mix by J. Robbins. Despite the dark song, my little saxophone outro always puts a smile on my face.

Watch the video for “Crystal Caves” below:

Fotocrime will tour the United States next month and beyond — find all tour dates listed below.

10/15 – Seattle, WA @ Bar House +
10/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge +
10/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Café Colonial +
10/19 – Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull +
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club +
10/21 – Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera +
11/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
11/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
11/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/17 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
11/18 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
11/19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Down
11/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
12/2 – Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse %
12/3 – Gainesville, FL @ Vecinos %
12/4 – Tampa, FL @ Hooch And Hive %
12/5 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub %
12/6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Archetype %
12/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Boggs Supply & Social %
12/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse %
12/9 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium %

+ w/ Haunted Horses
% w/ Fool’s Ghost

Photo credit: Amber Thieneman
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