If Brooklyn-based SKATERS were aiming for an 80's acid trip aesthetic with their video for "Schemers" then they nailed it. The video's an Oedipal adventure of sorts and was directed by Monroe Robertson, Remmy Bennett, and Kelsey Bennett. B Thom Stevenson provided the paint visuals.
SKATERS formed in late 2011 after Singer Michael Cummings and Noah Rubin (The Dead Trees, Adam Green, Little Joy) spent a year trading demos back and forth from Los Angeles to London with Guitarist Joshua Hubbard (The Paddingtons, Dirty Pretty Things). The three met in the middle to record an EP in a Manhattan loft, and never left the city. The result is a smart, dynamic punk record drawing inspiration from obscure genres and cultures.