Host – “Two Lights” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Host (FKA Ugly Hussy — you can understand the name change) released his debut album last year, a collection of expansive and studied rock instrumentals from composer Alex Maddalena. We premiered “Luk,” and I’ve been revisiting the record pretty often as the weather has gotten progressively colder and I’ve needed calming instrumental to zone out to. The video for album opener “Two Lights” captures the eye-widening wonder that is instilled through Host’s music, directing our attention towards the stars. It was directed by Maddalena’s cousin David Feinberg, who has an obsession with old space stuff and uses his knowledge to great effect for the video. We start out with illustrations of ancient civilizations looking towards the skies, imagining what could be, and we’re taken on an abstract journey through the history of space exploration and our universe. As the song picks up, we flash by footage of red hot planets, fissures forming out of lava, faraway images of the universe. It captures both the vast beauty of space and the insignificance of us in the scheme of it all. It’s a wonderfully understated video, and you can watch it below.

Tour Dates:
02/06 Savannah, GA @ The Erasery
02/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium !
02/16 Providence, RI @ AS220 %
02/18 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater $
02/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Hazzard Hall #
02/20 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
02/21 Athens, GA @ The Go Bar
03/07 Savannah, GA @ The Ampersand

! with Ricky Eat Acid
# with Free Cake for Every Creature, Hello Shark, King Clone
$ with Drab Pony
% with DP Dummer, Phemale
* Furious Hooves Savannah Stopover Showcase

Host is out now via Aloe Music.