Deep Time have a knack for building complex structures with simple tools. In "Clouds," sections like the Feelies-gone-baroque breakdown when vocalist Jennifer Moore sings "can't you see you had it made?" make the Austin-based duo sound like an army. In the track's new music video, director Hannah Lew achieves the same effect with a silhouetted live performance and Rothko-sized panels of pure color, evolving the timbre from earth toned grounding to airborne blue streaks as sneakily as her subjects' clever songcraft.
Deep Time is out July 10th on Hardly Art
The Austin-based duo of keys player/guitarist Jennifer Moore and drummer Adam Jones has been honing an inimitable blend of pop economy and counterintuitive songwriting for over half a decade now. They recently changed their name from YellowFever to Deep Time, and are releasing a self-titled LP on Sub Pop imprint Hardly Art in June. Album single "Clouds", which debuted on Gorilla vs. Bear this morning, is a triumph of husky vocals, galloping rhythms, and unforeseen melodic turns. Maybe I'm just struck by how far they can run with such a hyper-limited sound palette, but no matter what is going on in music, these guys never sound quite like anyone else in the game.
Deep Time drops July 10 on Hardly Art.