Today, the New York based, Australian-bred singular musician Fascinator is excited toshare the video for “Drenched Out,” taken from his second studio album Water Sign, out now via Spinning Top (Tame Impala, GUM, POND)/Caroline. The video was directed by none other than Lord Fascinator himself, Johnny Mackay, and was predominantly shot in Montauk and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but the slow-motion sand dune scene was filmed in the eastern part of the Californian desert near the Mexican border. Watch HERE.
Speaking on the origins of the gorgeous drone shots in the clip, Mackay states: “We had planned to build a raft out of junk and beach debris in Montauk but happened to find that piece of decking right by the water where we were shooting so just loaded the bottom with lifejackets so it didn’t completely sink. Might not look it, but it was bloody freezing.”
Water Sign journeys multiple sonic terrain. The atmospheric, extended trip offers a sublime dose of revolutionary listening. A lonely planet guide to Fascinator, the experimental aesthetic was conceived over a four-year period, recorded everywhere from planes and trains, a barn in Nantucket, several Brooklyn apartments and an Australian kitchen.
Fascinator has opened for Tame Impala at two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, toured on St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, supported The Avalanches in Amsterdam, joined the likes of Santigold and Kali Uchis at Full Moon Festival in NYC and delivered vivacious sets everywhere from a private festival in The Dominican Republic to playing atop an art car at Burning Man. Upcoming tour dates below, including a North American run that begins in Boston on July 10 and culminating at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on July 20. All dates supporting the charming Pearl Charles.
7/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East*
7/11 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge*
7/13 – Woodstock, NY – Colony*
7/14 – Toronto, ON – The Rec Room*
7/15 – London, ON – The Rec Room*
7/16 – Cleveland, OH – The Beachland Ballroom*
7/18 – Washington, D.C. – Black Cat*
7/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie*
7/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
* = supporting Pearl Charles