Laser Background’s brand of psychedelic rock is one which looks firmly backwards in a good way.
Laser Background’s brand of psychedelic rock is one which looks firmly backwards in a good way. More Merry Brand of Pranksters than Tame Impala, more mid-period Beatles than current-day Foxygen, it’s immersive in a weirdly analog way. The winding, labyrinthine structure of his songs is immaculately reflected in the video for “Slip n Slide", whose variegated palate captures a layer of dust shared by the music therein. Shakily filmed and colorfully edited, its fuzziness is an excellent complement to the song it accompanies.
“Eye Gate II is the hidden shimmering pearl within the psychedelic clam of Philadelphia,” says Laser Background’s sole member Andy Moholt of the collective which composed this video. “I felt like this track in particular would lend itself to their imagery, as I wrote it with a lot of strange imagistic scenes in mind from the start lyrically.”
Correct was released on May 13 via La Société Expéditionnaire. Watch the video for “Slip n Slide” below, and check out the final three shows of Laser Background’s US tour:
Friday 6/17 - Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Ah God, Wave Action, Stephen Peters
Saturday 6/18 - Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat Tavern
Sunday 6/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Owl Paws, Fine Points