Sea Ghost – “Cave Song” Video

“I don’t wanna cry with you/ I’d rather be hiding with you/ I’d rather get sick and confused”: This lyric from Sea Ghost’s “Cave Song” highlights the essence of the Georgia-based band’s personality — a jocular, light presence that shines through in their new video. Directed by Ian Shoemaker, the clip serves as an introduction of sorts to the space occupied by Sea Ghost within the larger sphere of garage rock. What the video lacks in structure and deeper meaning is made up for by the intimacy of the scene they invite us to watch: The bandmates gallivant around the woods eating pizza, playing guitar with one hand, cramming into a kiddie pool, and dragging out staring contests with the camera. The video culminates in a purposefully clichéd instrument demolition, mimicking the last section of the track that sounds like instruments are actually being smashed. Watch.