Photographer Hayley Young and local faves Hey Marseilles are throwing a party to show off Young's new music video for the band's single "Rio." I arrive at a six-story building in Pioneer Square and "pull the string that's hanging down out of nowhere" as it says in the invitation. The freight elevator picks me up; a sunset view of Elliott Bay is obscured by the crumbling Alaskan Way Viaduct. Getting off at the fifth floor, I explain that The Stranger sent me to take pictures. "Are you a photographer?" Young wants to know. I shrug. "Don't take your camera out now. It freaks people out. Wait until everybody's drunk."

She offers me a beer. Young's photos are on display throughout the big, loft-style studio; her rustic-yet-sophisticated images (one shows the band Wild Orchid Children ready to play against a woodsy backdrop) seem the perfect fit for Hey Marseilles's earnest, pastoral music. Young lets her guests socialize for a while—or maybe she's just waiting for everybody to get drunk—before starting the video.

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Philip Kobernik, the band's pianist and accordion player, wants to show me his seahorse tattoo. Young makes an announcement and dims the lights. "Rio" starts with a shot of the whole cast clapping along. Ocean waves underscore the song's relaxed tempo and lush melody. Actors run across the screen throwing silver confetti, and then there's a sweet capoeira dance scene. The video ends to cheers and applause, a DJ starts spinning, and the party—packed with cool guys and cute girls—goes on into the night. recommended

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