Fiancé – “Era” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“Era,” the new single from Fiancé, moves along with a thumping 4/4 beat, looping vocal hook, and the kind of glistening synth melody that might make you assume this is the work of a bedroom producer. But it is, in fact, a band: Fiancé are a four-piece from Delaware who will soon release their debut, EP1, and “Era” is our first taste of their hypnotic sound. It sounds like it was slaved over in post, but it was pretty much recorded live to quarter-inch tape. Below you can watch the video (directed by Jonathan Keegan), which flips between hazy shots of a girl and footage of the band performing — all Instagram’d bliss until the lush finale hits, and the scene turns bloody and unsettling, just as that hypnotic looped hook returns to ease us out. There’s not much beyond that, but it does an excellent job of introducing us to an exciting new band. Watch it below.

EP1 is out 10/7 via SQE. Pre-order it here.