They made special clothes, often big haute-couture-like dresses and used effects like fake blood, make-up, confetti, and various stage designs. Among their special shows was the one at the Swedish Arvikafestivalen 2007, where they made a dystopian performance in three acts with short novel films, produced only for this show, in between the acts. They made extraordinary photo shoots, like the studio photo with Princess surrounded in feathers and Pearl with paint dripping on his chest, all set up for one second moment with the premise of not using Photoshop.
They had several hits, the best known “Tar Heart ” has been named as one of the smartest marketing ideas during the Myspace era, when it was tagged on an early leak of The Knife’s “Silent Shout” (2006) under the name “F as in knife”, and became a big mystery until it was explained that it actually was a Zeigeist song named “Tar Heart”. Pitchfork Media listed the leaked demo of “Tar Heart” as one of the best songs 2006 on their yearly “Top 100 tracks of…”
In the same time as they declared their all-of-a-sudden split up, they released their last single, a cover of Roxette’s first single “Neverending Love”, with their own “Chasing your shadow all around the world” as a B-side. The split up was explained, as so many other fictive and dramatic things by Zeigeist, with a “termination” on their website that they had their personal reasons to “kill her”.
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