Memphis based psychedelic rock outfit, Spaceface, premiered the video for “Radiator” this morning with American Songwriter. “Radiator”, one of several singles released from the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed full-length debut, Sun Kids, is an atmospheric, sensual anthem with a dance floor ready beat and layers of shimmering guitars and synths. It creating the perfect soundscape for Ingalls vocals to float over; blurring the line between vocals and instrumentation like the horizon disappearing into the ocean. The video follows a young couple as they break into a public pool for a round of nightswimming only to run into an unexpected dangerous swimming partner. You can watch the video now on YouTube.
In the words of bassist, Matt Strong:
“At its core, this song mostly tackles the issue of addiction, be it to a substance or to a person. After seeing chemical abuse take hold of many friends, I often thought “that could never happen to me, I wouldn’t let myself be caught in a destructive relationship like that.” Until it does happen to you, and all of the things that made sense, or made you warm, or made you feel whole, are completely lost. And you drift away into despair and loneliness. Until finally, if you’re lucky enough, you snap out of it.”
Spaceface is fronted by Flaming Lips guitarist, Jake Ingalls. They have quickly garnering a reputation for innovation both in their live show and psych-infused brand of indie rock since the release of their debut full-length, Sun Kids, last year. Sun Kids features collaborations with Mikaela Davis and Julien Baker among others and was co-produced by Jarod Evans, best known for his production work with the band Broncho. According to Ingalls, Evan’s production style “really glued the whole thing together for me. If you listen to Broncho’s stuff next to ours, you can definitely hear his vintage gear influence”.
The band will be performing on a handful of dates for their Dead Of Winter Tour starting next week in Montreal. Full dates, along with the tour poster, can be found below and tickets are available at spacefacemusic.com.