JOE WONG released his widely-praised debut album Nite Creatures via Decca Records last month. Today, the Los Angeles-based, Milwaukee-raised multi-instrumentalist, podcast host (The Trap Set) and composer (Russian Doll, Master of None, Ugly Delicious, The Midnight Gospel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, etc.) shares the video for the album’s title track–a song that Vice describes as “a golden stroll through a lush, orchestral landscape of vocal harmonies, horns, and twinkles, showing off the melodic sensibilities that prove he’s long been ready to go it alone.”
Watch the Fred Armisen-directed video for “Nite Creatures” here: https://youtu.be/vnthb0fDZpw.
Joe first met Fred when Fred was the drummer for the band Trenchmouth in the 90s and Joe was a high school kid in a math rock band named after an obscure Dune reference. He reconnected with Fred in 2013, when he was playing drums for Marnie Stern. A few years later, Fred asked Joe to help produce his first comedy special, Standup For Drummers. “It was inspiring to witness how he’d evolved from the drummer I met over twenty years ago to the singular talent he is today,” notes Joe. “When I decided to make a video for “Nite Creatures”, I thought Fred would be the ideal person to direct. Because of his sense of narrative rhythm (we’re both drummers, after all), surrealist aesthetic, and ability to make creative decisions on the fly, he proved himself the perfect director, indeed.”
“I love Joe’s album,” notes Armisen, “so when he asked me to work on the video, I was like, ‘YES!’ The song is so sonically rich, I think it makes dreamy videos in everyone’s mind. I just wanted to try to match that feeling.”