Dry River Yacht Club Premieres "Rape of Persephone" Music Video

Dry River Yacht Club has a flair for the dramatic, and the band's new video, "Rape of Persephone," is no exception. The opening shots make it look like the title sequence of a classic Western film, until a woman in Greek garb stands on a ledge.

The video for the song parallels the Greek myth of Persephone, who traveled to the underworld annually, stirring her mother's sorrows, which created the seasons. This ties into the "rape" of nature by humankind. The video was directed by Trevvor Riley, whose name you may recognize because of his work with Boys and Frogs. Plus, there's an eclipse and you get to see DRYC sporting togas. Sweet!

Dry River Yacht Club is scheduled to perform with River City Extension at Rhythm Room on Thursday, June 14.

Watch the premiere of "The Rape of Persephone" and learn about what inspired the video after the jump.

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