Dances is back with their sophomore album Venus Figurine, out October 12, as well as a music video for the lead single “Washed Up On The Shore.”
It’s hard to make failure refreshing, but in their new music video the trio proves you don’t have to be cool to be cool. Instead of being in a packed crowd at a show, you’re just singing for friends who are half listening, missing shots in basketball, and blowing your nose in between video takes. It’s a dry humored video that really rips away the idea of molding yourself into the big ego rock star brand and shows just normal dudes doing what they can.
The song in contrast is in no way holding back. The most “Dance”able (sorry) track they have to date, and most produced. After the falling out of their previous label, frontman Trevor Vaz quite successfully rebuilt Dances from scratch and came out with something new and worth the wait. You can hear the same elements that filled their debut album Keep Talking from the distorted bass, heavy and precise drumming, and electric guitars. But on “Washed Up On The Shore” those same elements are presented in a much more focused and polished package. This is a new Dances, and in a very good way.
The new album Venus Figurine is out via Vaz’s own label Jubilee Gang on October 12th.