2020, alternative, band, Brad Loughead, Canada, Group, Halifax, indie, Jagjaguwar, Josh Salter, Mark Zuckerburg, Music, Music Video, Musicians, Nap Eyes, Nigel Chapman, Paradise of Bachelors, Rock, Royal Mountain Records, Seamus Dalton
Very excited about this and can’t believe this will be their upcoming fourth album in the span of 6-7 years!
Nap Eyes will release their new album, Snapshot of a Beginner which will be their most concentrated and hi-fi effort to date.
Dropping on March 27, 2020 via Royal Mountain Records (say what!?) / Jagjaguwar (Yay) , in partnership with Paradise of Bachelors (Huh?).
The lead single/music video is Mark Zuckerburg which I find is their most uplifting cohesive really-not-really stoner rock track!
About the song and music video:
Lead single “Mark Zuckerberg” is a hi-fi jangle-pop earworm that, at its outset, sounds like it could be the theme song from Party of Five. Less a takedown of any one specific, capitalist tech fascist than it is a poem about the confounding and beautiful swirl of modern life, it is their thoughtful, incisive Hit for The People. “Transcendence is all around us,” Chapman repeats, a freeing incantation and a gift to us all as the coda slows and expands.
On the video, the band notes: “People are scared of Mark Zuckerberg. You look at him before Congress and think, ‘Is this the bogeyman? Is he a CIA plant? Can he read my mind with some sort of God-mode search feature in all my chat transcripts?’ This video leads us to believe that Mark wants to enjoy and surveil whatever world he inhabits, whether it’s starting a band with ghastly apparitions in the spirit realm or changing size according to his whim while observing natural and urban landscapes with equal awe. He wants you to accept his friend request and let him watch over you. ‘When there was only one set of footprints in the sand…’”
Mark Zuckerburg get: