Throughout the past week there’s been a steady rollout of a slew of great songs and full streams. While the music video category didn’t quite hit the preceding week’s exhilarating highs, there was still solace to be found in some genuinely enjoyable clips from Joe Bordenaro, Algiers (who still have my pick for breakout act of 2015), Weird Mob, and Magic Potion.
Weird Mob is not a cool looking band. We ran with that, casting ourselves as a 1980s news team and shooting the whole thing with the video camera that I bought as a 10 year old in 1987. During production, I was also processing a collection of video tapes related to the 1985 release of New Coke at the Library of Congress, and most of the news clips we incorporated into the video were accurate to the period (including the stock report from March 1985). It was as if I couldn’t escape 1985, at home or at work.
Weird Mob‘s debut album Wizards is out today! Pick it up at bandcamp and head over to Selective Memory Magazine to see the new “Hang It Up” video. Check out the Q&A to find out what libraries and jazz fusion have to do with Elysium and Mars One.
Music for the intellectual masses, their debut full-length album Wizards (Hibernator Gigs) is unleashed today and it is an album for dreamers based off of the eclectic perception of reality and escapist means from true reality. This band bends prog and synth pop music and re-casts it into a modern brilliance filled with a bonfire of fantastical visions.
Weird Mob is certainly an apt moniker for this Charlotte, Virginia synth pop group that seamlessly combines prog, new wave, electro pop, and a touch of post punk. Theirs is an eclectic, and definitely weird, mix, at times odd, at times lighthearted, always catchy.