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Fool’s Gold is the irresistible, solar-streaked Hebrew/English project from Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov alongside members of Foreign Born and other L.A. scene notables. The first video for surprise hit “Surprise Hotel” felt like a buzz-memorializing placeholder, the collective celebrating its infectious, afro-pop amalgamating summertime jam outdoors at dusk. This new video is a lot better. Directed by Matthew Lessner, the scene shifts to a sunny poolparty which we’re assured “represents a typical summer day for Fool’s Gold … nothing was staged and fun was had by all.” I wasn’t sure about that after the early shot of the band performing a choreographed dance with instruments in hand, but after seeing the hotties splashing around and kissing lizards, the old dudes dragging some Fools and waltzing with greyhounds, and the saxy bikini lady blowing a horn poolside, I think that’s pretty believable. Whether you’ll lament the season’s change or plan a move to Fool’s Gold’s neighborhood, it’s too much fun not to watch:

The band’s got a record on the way, and in the interim is getting remixed by everyone from Micachu (aka M.A.T.H.E.S., thanks Kje!) to Weird Tapes. Add the original to your afro-pot:


Fool’s Gold is out 9/29 via IAMSOUND.

Comments (9)
  1. Kje  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 0

    The awesome M.A.T.H.E.S. remix is the Micachu remix. *M*icachu *A*nd* THE* *S*hapes. :)

  2. Flip Flops  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 0

    getting tired of the ” West African” feel that all these young Wayfarer shitsters are releasing

  3. In the Flowers/Pizza Hut  |   Posted on Sep 24th, 2009 0

    This song would have to be used in a movie perfectly to have the same effect as any of those certain great bouncy Smith songs…What John adds to “Getting Better” is everything…

  4. DavidDR  |   Posted on Sep 25th, 2009 0

    Flip Flops: Gotta agree with you. I mean, I wanna tell these bands, “Okay, we get it. We all would love to be David Byrne too.”

  5. …liked the first video better.

  6. Rob S.  |   Posted on Sep 27th, 2009 0

    How is this any worse than a bunch of pale, borderline-anorexic dudes in dark clothes biting on Joy Division? At least indie is expanding it’s musical palette beyond mope and gloom.

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