In the midst of what is for many of us the most devastatingly winter-y week of recent memory, the new single and video from New York’s Acid Dad is just the type of vacation we need. The first track to be revealed from the Greenway Records/Reverberation Appreciation Society co-signed Take It From the Dead, “RC Driver” is a slowed-down, psyched-up shift for the band inducing images of sun-soaked beachfront getaways.
While the record won’t be out until June (who knows, maybe public gatherings at oceanic resorts will be safe by then) the first single arrives today with a video that feels like a psychedelic ad for Sea-Doos—a hypnotic collection of water sport footage edited to fit the band’s hazy, reverb-drenched sound.
“‘RC Driver’ is about how I wish I raced cars for a living,” the band’s Vaughn Hunt shares. “All I wanna do is go fast and do stunts. I grew up near a lake, so jet skis are the next closest thing. Ain’t nothing like rippin’ a supercharged Sea-Doo going ninety miles per hour on pure glass, baby. Webb, our visual artist, and I got inspired and started digging for ’80s and ’90s jet ski commercials. We distorted and chopped them up into a VHS color trip using a combination of digital and analog feedback.”
Watch the video below.