Maximalist, the 2014 album by Megafauna, is a distinct step forward forward for this Austin, Texas trio. The record’s prog inclinations never hinder the preponderance of catchy hooks and riffs from coming through; on cuts like “Hug From a Robot”, frontwoman Dani Neff’s guitar playing is both impressive from a technical angle and conducive to getting the body moving—the perfect mix of brainy and brawny.
Below you can view the new video for the Maximalist cut “This Town”, which features a similarly cool riff and a healthy dose of body paint.
Neff tells PopMatters about the video: “Stephanie Chavez, my friend and co-director, and I wanted to explore how much all of us are imprinted by daily interactions. In the end we decided there has to be a way to take control and be the master of your own destiny. We had a blast shooting that last scene. I was absolutely COVERED in paint.”
Maximalist is out now via Danimal Kingdom.
The band is touring with Cursive at the dates below:
Wed Feb 25—El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Fri Feb 27—Austin, TX Mohawk
Sat Feb 28—Dallas, TX Trees
Sun Mar 01—Houston, TX Fitzgeralds (Upstairs)
Tue Mar 03—Orlando, FL The Social
Wed Mar 04—Atlanta, GA The Earl
Thu Mar 05—Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Stream and purchase Maximalist via Bandcamp below: