Secret Cities – “Bad Trip” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
In the years since Fargo trio Secret Cities became a BTW in 2010, the band members settled into three very different lives in three very distant locales: Charlie Gokey practicing law in DC, Alex Abnos pursuing a journalism career in NYC, and lead singer Marie Parker teaching back home in Fargo. But they’re still managing to make music together — actually, they traveled to yet another city, San Francisco, to record Walk Me Home at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Studios. “Bad Trip” is a splendid example of the group’s knack for punchy AM pop with nods to Pet Sounds and Motown. Christopher Good’s video makes the song even more endearing; it features Parker giving a winning performance as a woman humorously haunted by the memory of an ex-lover. Watch it!