Brooklyn based indie band, Acrylics, has released a video for their song "Nightwatch". Although it does not appear to be a high-production video, the scenic portrayals of running streams and contemplative horses within the woods stand alone in terms of captivating quality. There is an odd combination of sci-fi-like discovery within the background of nature, almost like an indie music video remake of the film, The Island (not to mention the similar all-white outfits donned by both the characters in the film as well as in "Nightwatch"). Acrylics are definitely visual creatures and fans of interpretation, as their listed website is a tumblr blog that only posts abstract seen-on-the-street photos one at a time without description. This sequence of seemingly random depictions is certainly present within this video. It showcases the abstract attitude of Acrylics, which accurately accompanies the tone within the music of "Nightwatch". The video's featured track will be available on Acrylic's March 1st release of their debut album, Lives and Treasure.
Though their band, Standing Nudes, broke up in 2007, musicians and friends Jason Klauber and Molly Shea knew they wanted to continue making music together. The two -- who'd known each other since their time at Oberlin College, where they met after a mutual friend played some of Shea's songs to Klauber and formed the first configuration of Standing Nudes -- decided to take things in a different direction than what they'd previously done. Drawing inspiration from Fleetwood Mac, Gram Parsons, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, among others, and calling themselves Acrylics, the pair set out writing songs from this era of pop music. Their first recordings were made in Klauber's basement, also home to roommate Patrick Wimberly's (from Chairlift) studio. Eventually, three more members (Travis Rosenberg on drums, Jake Aron on bass, and Sam Ubl on drums) were added, and the five-piece band began playing shows on its Brooklyn home turf. At one of these shows (and their second ever), Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor approached them and asked if they'd like to release music on his nascent label, Terrible Records. After producing their songs at Taylor's studios, Acrylics released the EP All of the Fire in October 2009, around the same time that they played a handful of well-publicized shows at New York's CMJ Festival. The pair worked on their debut album over the course of two years with producers Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift), Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, MGMT), Britt Myers (Yeasayer, Chairlift), and mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Drake, Nas). The result, Lives and Treasure, arrived in 2011. via