by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Back in February Nashville's Tape Deck Mountain released their sophomore full length, Echo Chamber Blues, a record that opted to create shoegaze in it's own image, heavy on space-age atmospherics, electronic manipulation, and blissful distortion that's equal parts calming and destructive. Today the band are sharing a new seizure-warning video for the album's lead single "Loopers of Bushwick," a song that dates all the way back to 2016.
With overlapping LED patterns and the strobe set to a blinding pulse, the flashing chaos of the visuals is a welcome accompaniment to the song's detached psych-gaze offerings. As you watch the video flicker and burst you may feel ill, you may feel as though you've transcended to the next plane of existence, but as long as you're feeling something, Tape Deck Mountain's casual avalanche of bleeding guitars has done their job. As Travis Trevisan (vocals/guitar) repeats "So we explode" over an impenetrable wall of washed out distortion and a thick bass line, it feels right. All is welcome in our new state of exploded times.