Los Angeles duo Ablebody has been touring with the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Fear Of Men, and frontman Christoph Hochheim used to play in Pains, so it should surprise no one that “After Hours,” the A-side from Ablebody’s new 7-inch, is a study in post-punk jangle. (Incidentally, Hochheim and his brother Anton, who drums for Ablebody, also used to play in the Brooklyn shoegaze band the Depreciation Guild.) What might catch you off guard, though, is the song’s off-kilter harmonics and the hallucinatory visuals in director Martha Naranjo Sandoval’s video. Rarely has dream-pop felt so much like dreams actually feel.
The “After Hours” 7-inch is out now. Buy it at Bandcamp, where you can also hear B-side “Lose Your Head.”