Backhomes - Photo by  Sara Hembree

Backhomes – Photo by Sara Hembree

The downpour of shoegazey bands in the last few years have taken the genre from fringe interest to a predominant genre. And it’s easy enough to get all washy and droney with five or more members on stage, with loads of guiitar-layered squall and synths, etc. But this Victoria, BC, act—which includes Kees Dekker from Besnard Lakes and animator Aimée van Drimmelen—unspool their droning ditties from just a duo set-up. And they further tug their tunes away from the noisey norm by keeping the songs snappy in hook and beat, relatively speaking. Like the sound and minimal looks of this video premiere for “Chase.”

The song rushes forward like its namesake, while the hand-drawn visuals go from scratchy black and white into blood red washes and back again in a subtly mesmerizing manner, not unlike thier synth and guitar fusions.

Chase comes from their second album, TIDALWAVE, self-released on May 5. Check the clip and tour dates, below.

Tour Dates for Backhomes:
05/05 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl
05/07 – Vancouver, BC – The Lido
05/09 – Olympia, WA – Deadbeat Records
05/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Makeout Room
05/13 – Fullerton, CA – The Continental
05/14 – San Diego, CA – Till Two
05/17 – Portland, OR – Foggy Notion
05/18 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
05/29 – Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar
05/30 – Calgary, AB – Local 510
06/05 – 06/07 – Vancouver, BC – Levitation Festival
06/08 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl
06/24 – 06/28 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival