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Get Lost in The Happy Hollows' New Music Video

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If you liked the Jim Hensen directed, David Bowie/Jennifer Connelly classic 80s movie, Labyrinth, then you're in the same boat as local band, The Happy Hollows, who just released their new music video, appropriately named after the flick. "There is a scene where Connelly comes to two doors guarded by two guards," the band explains in an e-mail to LAist. "The guards tell her a riddle (one guard always lies, ones guard tells the truth, and she can ask them one question). That riddle essentially makes up the lyrics of the song."

The band gave the video gig to director (and indie music photographer) Simon Cardoza without telling him the song's influence. "He came back with this idea of filming driving around L.A. and making it feel like a maze." Impressed, The Happy Hollows stayed with it.

"When I pitched the video to the band I told them people should walk away learning three things from the video," explained Cardoza. "The Happy Hollows are a band from LA, they like to have fun, and they're badass rock n' rollers (hopefully it worked)! So I made sure to include recognizable streets and freeways like downtown, LAX and Hollywood."

"Labyrinth" is on The Happy Hollows' new free Imaginary EP, and they will be performing on November 6th at The Echo as part of their EP release party. Cardoza also directed The Movies' "When I Was in 'Nam" video.