Earlier this summer, longtime Superchunk bassist Laura Ballance announced that she’s battling tinnitus and that she won’t be able to tour with the band anymore. That fucking sucks, but it at least gives her more time to show up in other Merge bands’ videos. Ballance makes a cameo at the beginning of North Carolina indie-poppers the Love Language’s video for “Calm Down,” which follows a heartbroken astronaut as he tries to keep busy wandering around town. Between this and the new Gravity trailer, it’s a rough morning for astronauts. Jonny Gillette directs; check it out below.
The Love Language’s new album Ruby Red is out now on Merge.