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Grape Room - "Instant Flame" | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere

by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)

Grape Room are kicking off an East Coast today in Portland, ME with Banny Grove and if things just got a little hotter, it's not just a coincidence... it's "Instant Flame," the band's new trashy pop gem of a video. Taken from the experimental psych pop / "weirdo prog" band's recent album Heart of Gum, the project finds Peter Nichols (The Lentils, ex-Great Valley) deconstructing and rebuilding sound to his whim, opting to process live instruments through MIDI controls to give it a computerized sense of smooth and a vintage sense of futurism.

With a knack for the bizarre and time spent conceiving art in its strangest forms, the "Instant Flame" video doesn't feel too far removed from the most peculiar aspects of Twin Peaks. 80's lounge synths and red lined walls set the vibe for aerobic-esque dancing and Nichols' enchanted croons, captivating hand motions, and flips of his hair. The whole thing comes across with a sort of grainy VHS vibe, the perfect accompaniment to sultry progressive R&B of the music. As Nichols' sings, "ooh, that's hot."


08/22 - Portland, ME @ *Secret Pearl St. place* w/ Colby Nathan & Fragile Clark
08/23 - Boston, MA @ *Secret Hassle place* w/ IAN SWEET
08/24 - Greenfield, MA @ Jaume 1 w/ Joey Pizza Slice
08/25 - Florence, MA @ 13th Floor w/ Dirt Devil & Moon Power
08/27 - NYC, NY @ The Glove w/ Jepeto Solutions & Ryan Power
08/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ BMA w/ Laser Background & Ursula
08/29 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony w/ Buck Gooter
08/30 - Asheville, NC @ *Secret place*
08/31 - Charlotte, NC @ Common Market w/ Zodiac Lovers
09/01 - Athens, GA @ Nathan's house w/ Half Acid & Realistic Pillow
09/02 - Atlanta, GA
09/03 - Nashville, TN
09/04 - Memphis, TN @ Lamplighter Lounge w/ Rickie & Aimee
09/05 - New Orleans, LA @ *Secret place*
09/06 - Houston, TX @ Walter's w/ Jeremy Carswell
09/07 - Austin, TX @ Sahara Lounge