Beach House Share Kaleidoscopic Video For "Drunk In L.A." and a Sonic Boom Remix of "Black Car"

Music News
09/11/2018
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Shawn Brackbill

Beach House released their seventh studio album, approriately titled 7, in May. Today, the Baltimore dream pop duo have shared a hallucinatory video for “Drunk in L.A.,” directed by Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom (aka Peter Kember).

"While mixing the record with Alan Moulder in London, we were out having dinner and Pete mentioned an idea for a video where the viewer is always looking up from the ground,” the duo explains in a statement. “This became the ‘Drunk in LA’ video. When he sent it to us, we complimented and commented on the trippy, dreamlike nature of the video and he wrote that it was essentially just a day in his life.” The video was filmed in Portugal and uses geometric repetition and digital effects to turn figures into trippy dream-like images.

Beach House have also unveiled a remix Kember did to 7 track “Black Car.” Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally had this to say about the remix: "We have never had a remix, but we thought it would be cool if Pete did one. We really like the one he did for 'Black Car,' because it feels like a different song, focused largely on voice and arpeggio. It feels like a poem this way, and the minimal treatment highlights the lonesome quality of the song.”

Kember co-produced the entirety of 7 alongside Legrand and Scally. Watch the “Drunk in L.A.” video and listen to Sonic Boom’s remix of “Black Car” below.

 

 

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