Smart bets: Nive and the Deer Children

Nive and the Deer Children have a knack for marrying their sound with motion pictures, particularly in the recent music video for “Tulugaq” from the 2015 album, Feet First. Outdoor scenes of an abandoned village — in frontwoman Nive Neilson’s home country of Greenland — reinforce the eight-member backing band’s nomadic folk feel, which meanders along with chants and elemental percussion. And the youthful quality in Neilson’s voice is mirrored by children on screen (who are from an orphanage the band visits to teach). The visual storyline sees a flock of them descend on Neilson in DIY cardboard wings, capturing her in a strange ending to an eerily dreamy track. Though U.S. tour stops are rare for the musicians, they open for Reed Turchi & The Caterwauls at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, June 2, at 8 p.m. $10/$12 ($20 VIP seating). thealtamonttheatre.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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