Featuring two members of the indie psych pop band Nurses
, HOOPDREAMS is the result of three multi-instrumentalists from the Pacific Northwest loosening their reins on traditional songwriting. Dub-influenced beats, layered vocals spanning multiple octaves of harmony, and mysterious electronic noises are explored to evoke vaguely familiar feelings of nostalgia that rest densely upon the human psyche. DARKSUMMER
has recently been remastered for Baltimore record label Dymaxion Groove,
which will release the album on a limited-edition, red, full moon picture disc (seen below), so that everyone on this great big floating ball of ours can get their hands on a copy, starting July 15th, 2012.
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To introduce listeners to this release, we're featuring seven of the best videos for the short track "Spirit Momentum," which were created in conjunction with REDEFINE's interdisciplinary show MMMicrofestival
. Hand-picked video artists were invited to give their interpretations for HOOPDREAMS' short track, and they are showcased in this unique abstract motion art gallery.
See full artwork and stream the entirety of DARKSUMMER
at the bottom of this post.
Belgium digital and mixed media artist Arn Gyssels
took the lo-fi route, creating a work of symmetrical beauty that morphs in and out of vaguely distinguishable human figures.
Illustrator and video editor Daniel Cantrell
has quite the brilliantly deranged sense of humor, as you'll see from this mash-up video (complete with custom sounds, alien eyes, and social commentary)!