Photo by Annie Powers.
After issuing their Funky Head EP in 2009 on Captured Tracks, Brooklyn/Queens band Beachniks, featuring members of German Measles and Crystal Stilts, have finally released their first music video for a special instrumental party mix of “Romeo Chang,” originally off of their self-released debut full-length, In Color, from earlier this year.
Painstakingly animated by Daniel Fetherston, the video is a hypnotizing array of color and shapes; a visualization of the band’s own music, perfectly describing their sound better than anything else. According to the band, “From the Harlem Shake to the WTC, featuring collages by Carmelle Safdie [the band’s own vocalist and artist] and Daniel Fetherston, this video has it all!”
In celebration of the release, the band have released a free download of the song from their Bandcamp. Vinyl copies of the In Color record are sold out on their site, but a few copies are still available from Revolver and the album can still be bought digitally from the band.
Good news! Big Takeover #73 Fall 2013 issue with ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on the cover is out on the stands! And there’s still time for the perfect holiday gift: Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues! Plus six children’s sizes for our T-Shirts (to go with several Mens’ and Womens’ sizes) in three colors, as well as our Big Takeover Accessories (Beer Cozies, Buttons, and Magnets!) and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters! What a way to say “Happy Holidays!”
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