The world will explode on the kind of lovely day where you'll never see it coming. According to Generationals, that day might be the day you're set to return home from your space mission. Cloaked in seeming silliness, the video captures a truth of tragedy no amount of intentionally poor special effects can deflate.
Formed in 2008 by ex-Eames Era guitarists/songwriters Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, New Orleans-based indie pop outfit Generationals craft hook-filled indie pop that draws liberally from rock and pop's '50s, '60s, and '70s heydays, while maintaining enough modern sensibilities to remain relevant in the MP3 age. Like their Park the Van contemporaries Dr. Dog, Spinto Band, and Capitol Years, Generationals' lo-fi recording techniques are buffered by their advanced musical chops, resulting in a clever new take on sugar pop psychedelia. The band's Park the Van debut, Con Law, arrived on July 21, 2009. The band returned in 2011 with the equally sugary-sweet sophomore effort Actor-Caster. In 2013, Generationals delivered their third studio-album, Heza.