Credit: Michael Schmelling
Words: Ellie Ward
LA post-punks Moaning are set to release their self-titled debut album on March 2 after signing to Sub Pop last year.
They now share 'Artificial' from the record with an accompanying video by the directorial team A Stranger.
Reminiscent of MTV’s 120 Minutes, guitarist Sean Solomon says of the shimmery visual: "The video mirrors the themes of insincerity and artificiality in the song. To shoot the video we used practical effects to warp the viewers perception of what’s happening. It was appropriately shot in Los Angeles on 35mm film much like other disingenuous Hollywood productions.”
Watch and listen below.
Moaning are on tour in support of the album in March, including an appearance at SXSW. Their first European dates are soon to be announced.
09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ^
14 - Austin, TX - SXSW
15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
18 - Hot Springs, AR - Valley of the Vapors
20 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
^ w/ Froth
* w/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat