Los Angeles indie rock act Massage is an emerging outfit with jangly indie-pop and psychedelic soundscapes that echo similar vibes to Canadian outfit Alvvays and Mac Demarco.
The quintet is made up of guitarist/vocalist Alex Naidus, formerly of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, drummer Michael Felix, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Romano, bassist David Rager, and keyboardist/vocalist Gabrielle Ferrer.
The band has just released a music video for their new single ‘Oh Boy’ which was recorded over several weekends with Jason Quever of Papercuts.
Gabi Ferrer spoke about the single: “I’m an artist and I recently became interested in animation. I have been wanting to animate a music video for Massage for some time and thought “Oh Boy” would be a great fit.
“It’s mostly traditional hand-drawn animation, hundreds of distinct drawings, made with a graphite pencil and a few coloured pencils.
“I love Andrew’s lyrics because they’re a portrait of domestic quotidian, presented without judgment, that in the end speak to longing and inspire melancholy.
“So I drew my own version of domesticity and tried to illustrate the strange magic of the everyday presented through objects. And my cat, Cal. And snails.”
‘Oh Boy’ is out 7/27/18 on Tear Jerk Records. Pre-order is available now.
2. Oh Boy
4. Kevin’s Coming Over
5. Couldn’t Care Less
7. Breaking Up
8. Crying Out Loud
11. I’m Trying
12. At Your Door