Today,L.A. Takedownshares their new song and video, “Bad Night at Black’s Beach,” off their forthcoming album,II(as in the Roman numeral for 2), out5/12 on Domino.The band is becoming known for their highly stylized videos (like the psychedelic desert journey of “Night Skiing” that premiered withNPR Musiclast month), and “Bad Night” is no exception. The video very quickly shifts in mood from2 Fast 2 FurioustoToo Cute. Here’s what director Matt Hewitt had to say about the video:
Aaron and I had spoken about emulating the credit sequence from Flight of the Navigator for years. Dogs catching frisbees in slow motion! Of course, the filming turned out to be challenging. It definitely gave me a newfound respect for any dog that could pull off an aerial catch, and a deeper respect for our director of photography/camera operator, David Feeney-Mosier.
L.A. TAKEDOWN TOUR DATES Wed. May 17 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club Fri. May 19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios Sat. May 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt Sun. May 21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza Tue. May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall Thu. May 25 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah Fri. May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
IIis available to pre-order now on limited edition translucent green vinyl, CD, and digital download: