Two Inch Astronaut are sharing the selfie stick madness that is their "highly personal" new video for "Personal Life," the title track from their recently released new album. Out last month on Exploding In Sound Records, Personal Life is heavy on nuance, jagged melodies, wistful harmonies, and dynamically structured song writing. The album finds Two Inch Astronaut continuing to mature into one of the East Coast's most explosive and exciting bands throughout a dark album that grapples with themes of "personal life" in their own context.
Brooklyn Vegan shared, "Maryland’s Two Inch Astronaut have always had a sound that hearkened back to ’90s DC post-hardcore, so naturally it made a ton of sense when they hooked up with Jawbox’s J. Robbins to produce their new album Personal Life ... The album’s title track, which rips as hard as many of Two Inch’s influences, has just gotten video treatment courtesy of director Mike O’Brien."
O'Brien shared some insight into the video:
"On a snowy Sunday afternoon in January we arranged volunteers in a circle around Two Inch Astronaut and simultaneously rolled camera on their individual selfie-sticked phones while the dudes played through the song multiple times. I captured everyone’s footage off their phones, synched them (4 scenes each with 15 different cameras), and edited between them. Originally I meant for the circular selfie-stick arrangement to accomplish some kind of DIY matrix-esque time-space-warp camera trick, but I didn’t plan well enough so it looked like garbage in the initial edit. Luckily, capturing a bunch of footage of people watching themselves watch Two Inch Astronaut play “Personal Life” was still cool."
The band are currently on tour with label mates Kal Marks and will be making a stop at SXSW next week. They will join up with Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along in May for a string of can't miss shows.
03/09 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium *
03/10 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend Fest *
03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderoot *
03/12 – Talahasse, FL @ Wolfs Den w/ Yikes & Lingua Franca *
03/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ w/ Woozy & Melters *
03/14 – Lafayette, LA @ Bisbano’s Pizza *
03/15 – Houston, TX @ Alley Kat Bar *
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Eden Co-Op (Funeral Sounds + Broken World Media Showcase) – 2:50 PM
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Love Goat (Ground Floor Booking Showcase) – 11:30 PM
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Todd’s Mansion – 8:00 PM
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (Exploding In Sound + Stereogum Showcase) – 11:10 PM
03/26 – Washington, DC @ The Void w/ Gnarwhal
05/07 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace +
05/08 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair +
05/10 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar +
05/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat +
05/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight +
* w/ Kal Marks
+ w/ Speedy Ortiz & Hop Along