Mazes – “Salford” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When Mazes released “Salford” from their new album Wooden Aquarium last month, we praised its plucky, energetic approach to jittery boy-girl sing-song. You’d think that would be a youthful trait — and Mazes are young folks, after all — but the
Plastic Zoo-directed video features a decidedly older contingent. It’s set in a pub where the walls are decked out with soccer memorabilia and classic rock posters, the clientele is uniformly middle-aged, and the band on stage is known to rock out like they’re headlining Glastonbury. Also, certain people in the clip have very strange mouths. It’s a fun little scene, and the song remains impressive, so press play below.

Wooden Aquarium is out now in the UK and 11/11 in the US on FatCat. Pre-order it here, and check out Mazes on tour in the UK this month:

09/20 Southsea, UK @ Southsea Fest
09/21 Brighton, UK @ Bleach
09/23 York, UK @ The Basement
09/24 Birmingham, UK @ The Bulls Head
09/26-27 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Psychfest