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People Museum Showcases New Video Made Entirely During COVID Quarantine [Watch]

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The new music video from PEOPLE MUSEUM certainly does live up to its name. The NOLA duo’s latest music video was a quarantine project set out to conceptualize their latest single “Ice.”

Inspired by images of Joan of Arc and melodrama, the video sends Claire Givens & Jeremy Phipps to “a cold planet of isolation to find a sort of liberation,” says the band.

“The music video was filmed entirely in me and my partner’s (Nicholas Ashe Bateman) living room on a green screen in New Orleans during our time in quarantine,” says People Museum singer Claire Givens.

Bateman is a film-maker known for working with green screens and creating alternative, virtual worlds with The Wanting Mare, so this video was right up his alley.

”It is my personal hope that however and whenever this time ends, that People Museum rightfully returns to being an inexplicable live experience and experiment of music, people, culture and dancing.”


– director Nicholas Ashe Bateman

Ice is the latest single off of their fresh, five-track EP, I COULD ONLY SEE NIGHT.

Half of the songs on the latest EP were written back in 2016 at the inception of the band, and the other half were written during quarantine with drummer Aaron Boudreaux.

About the Band

People Museum blazed into the local music scene with a few stellar singles in 2018, and now in 2021, we’re getting great new tracks from them.

The pop-art, electronic band was started by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood in 2016. They caught our ears in 2019 with their EP I Made a Madman Out of Me and You Laughed.

Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral, and marching band music, People Museum combines the brass-filled past with the synthesizer-heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans. The band also features Aaron Boudreaux (drums and drumpad) and Charles Lumar ll (tuba and bass guitar).

The group’s debut project, titled I Dreamt You In Technicolor, was a fresh sound in the New Orleans scene: a mix of brass, ethereal electronic vocals, and examining lyrics, which all came together in a unique way.

Check out www.peoplemuseumband.com to order vinyl and merch from the band.


New Orleans mystic with a love for love. Writer, yogi, explorer, tune chaser. A wild haired moon child just trying to figure it out. Find me @thelocalmystic and at www.thelocalmystic.com

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