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Watch Atmosphere’s ominous new video for ‘January on Lake Street’

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! If you just can’t shake that nagging feeling like the world is about to end and we’re all about to die, then this Atmosphere video might be for you.

In the gorgeous new video for the song “January on Lake Street” from last year’s Southsiders, director Braden Lee (who also created that cinematic new Psymun video) takes viewers on a sweeping tour of Minneapolis and introduces us to lonely characters from throughout the city. There’s a skateboarder doing slow-mo tricks, a surgeon contemplating the inherent flaws of humanity, and a Melancholia-inspired ending that explains why everyone’s looking so forlorn.

Atmosphere is playing the Current’s 10th anniversary party at First Avenue on Saturday, January 24, with J. Roddy Walston and the Business, the Trashmen, and PaviElle. Tickets are sold out, but the Current will be doing on-air ticket giveaways throughout the month of January.