Virgin Forest – “Dream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When he’s not touring as the keyboardist for Phosphorescent, Scott Stapleton serves as frontman and songwriter for the Brooklyn-based band Virgin Forest, which also includes members of Deer Tick. After breaking his hand in a fight in Germany while on tour with Phosphorescent, Stapleton returned to his native Florida to convalesce, and, as these things go, he ended up writing a whole new album with his good hand. While the band’s first two records offered a dusty take on American rock and roll music, the upcoming VF3 finds Virgin Forest exploring some nocturnal electronic textures, described by Stapleton as “a meeting of early Massive Attack and Bertie Higgins.” The new video for the aptly titled song “Dream,” shot by Matthew Walker in hazy, dreamlike black and white, is a moody affair that wordlessly but powerfully documents the story of a drag queen and her ex-lover. Watch the video and check out the album’s full tracklist below.

VF3 tracklist:
01 “OK”
02 “Stick It To The Man”
03 “La Croix”
04 “Youth”
05 “Ten Minutes”
06 “No More Wasted Time”
07 “What About Us”
08 “West Palm Beach”
09 “Dream”
10 “W.I.H.”

VF3 is out 2/17.