The video for "This Town" captures Megafauna's prime ability to write an infectious and sharp riff.
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: