TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 |
Posted by: Lea Weatherby
Sego, alternative two-piece from Los Angeles, consisting of Spencer Peterson and Thomas Carroll, are releasing the official video for their single, "20 Years Tall."
The jam session video takes place in the band's urban hippie compound known as "The Cube." The setting couldn't be more appropriate for the intentional offbeats and disjointed instrumentation, which complements the thematic elements of the song; growing up is a whiney, displacing and delightfully hellish time for everyone.
"It's in this weird industrial wasteland downtown. We share a perimeter with the UPS trucking yard and a cement factory." - Spencer Peterson
Static flashbacks of youth and a bygone era appear without context, like animated polaroids of a vague and not particularly significant moment in time. As a whole, the video represents "20 Years Tall" with a concordant effortlessness that makes a bigger statement than the band probably expected.
As a songwriter, frontman Spencer Peterson is remindful of a lighter, more genuinely indifferent Kurt Cobain, especially on this particular track, with a post-millennial "whatever, blah blah blah, nevermind" type vibe that manages not only to feel new but more importantly, honest.