Video: There’s Talk – “Soundry”


After impressing last month with the ethereal and entrancing “Give It Up“, Oakland trio There’s Talk release another memorable gem with the video for “Soundry”. The track is off There’s Talk’s upcoming EP, bathed water moon, out February 23rd. The video is hypnotic, psychedelic, and nocturnal, with apt imagery for the track’s lush flow and gripping soundscape.

“The Soundry was a darling, ephemeral art collective housed in a converted garage- the only one of the sort in my Virginia hometown,” member Olivia Lee explains. “I was an angsty teen who absolutely lived for it every week, each time trying actively to contain my excitement at the sights and sounds of other misfits and weird music lovers. I devised new covers, secretly sandwiching my own songs, to share at the weekly open mic where I met the host, a charismatic soul with an authoritative humour reminiscent of Jack Black: Sean Meyers. In a short time we played an Avante ambient folk show at a dive in D.C. together, contributed noises to a haunted house soundtrack, and he encouraged me to put together the first show of my own songs at The Soundry.”

“I eventually moved to San Francisco for college and Sean checked in often to hear big city tales and see when I’d come back and play. In our last exchange, I promised soon. I was heartbroken to hear he had been taken too soon in a motor accident. Sean lives alive in the currents and my heart, and I laugh to myself when he sends me an extra farty sound through the VCA.”

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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