Danny Trejo Reconnects With His First Love in The Zephyr Bones’ Psychedelic New Video

Lead Photo: Courtesy of The Syndicate

Are we really connected to the love of our lives? Is there an invisible thread that attaches us to our special someone? Judging by their new video, Barcelona-based quartet The Zephyr Bones think this to be a literal truth, and we see it brought to life thanks in part to one of the most beloved character actors of our time.

The band’s “The Arrow Of Our Youth” is a lovely indie pop song about love lost, featuring pristine guitars, upbeat drums, and ghostly vocals. It’s one of the tracks featured on their debut album Secret Place, out via Spanish label La Castanya.

In the Èric Boadella-directed video, two estranged lovers stumble across a series of TV sets playing scenes from their bygone romance – flashbacks to the summer they first fell in love. In the end, they try to reconnect via the TV sets’ cables – literally. The clincher: the male lead is played by none other than Machete. Danny Trejo as the lead in a love story, with elements of magical realism? Sign us up for the feature-length version of “The Arrow Of Our Youth.”

Jossip Tkalcic, the vocalist and guitarist who wrote the lyrics of “The Arrow Of Our Youth,” says the song is about the influence that an intense love can have in our lives. “Sometimes an angel shoots an arrow whose impact can be massive and incurable. The arrow can slip in the clothes and injure fatally, can pierce walls and cross through the city at full speed.” Director Èric Boadella adds, “It’s inevitable to have romantic memories when listening to ‘The Arrow of Our Youth,’ and this music video recreates that connection in a literal way; without metaphors, connecting the protagonists with the summer they had to leave behind their first love.”

The Zephyr Bones have made waves in the Spanish underground in the past few years, and 2018 seems to be the year they will break internationally. With a little help from Danny Trejo, who knows how far they will go.

Catch The Zephyr Bones on their first U.S. tour:

03/06 – Jersey City, NJ @ PS Wine Bar
03/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
03/08 – Washington DC @ Slash Run
03/09 – Lancaster, PA @ Bube’s Brewery
03/10 – New York, NY @ Pianos
03/11 – Ridgewood, NY @ Footlight
03/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All RIght
03/13 – Austin, TX @ The Electric Church (TBA)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Breakaway Records (2p, La Castanya Party)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Kitty Cohen’s (6p, Sauvage Party)
03/14 – Austin, TX @ Bungalow (10p, Sounds From Spain Showcase)
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Botticelli’s (5p)
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (7p, Levitation Party)
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (12a, Burgermania LatAm/Viva Pomona Party)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Brushy Square (2:40p, Sounds From Spain Party)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Escapes House (TBA)
03/17 – Austin, TX @ The Butterfly Bar (TBA, Fly By Butterfly)
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (TBA, The Electric Garden Party)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (7p, Panache Hangover Party)
04/05 – Lisbon, PT @ MIL Festival
04/06 – Barcelona, ES @ Barcelona Psych Fest
05/12 – Wrexham, UK @ Focus Wales
05/25 – Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas Festival
05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/30 – Vilanova, ES @ Vida Festival
07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival