Ever-prolific noise-gauze purveyors Deerhoof released their 12th full-length album, La Isla Bonita, late last year and have continued to release accompanying visuals for various tracks from that record. In January we got Satomi Matsuzak strolling around the British shoreline in the “Black Pitch” video, but the animated visuals for “Tiny Bubbles” that came out today reach a much deeper emotional level for the band. At least for drummer Greg Saunier, who spoke at length with Mashable about the video, and how the animator connected to his vision of the song in an uncanny way:
It was a friend of Joyful Noise that got in touch with them and said he wanted to make a video, and the role that I played in this video was not to say no. I did not prevent this friend of Joyful Noise from making the video — I didn’t have any idea what it would be. I didn’t know the person — I still don’t. Never met them. So when this animated video arrived suddenly one day in my inbox and I watched this thing, I feel that the animator has not only understood the song and the words, but to a level that felt uncanny — you know sometimes you have that feeling where it’s like you meet someone and you’ve known them your whole life. And this kinda felt like that — like he seemed to nail the ethos of what we wanted to do with that song and with the whole record to such a T that it was like — sometimes it’s like an out-of-body experience.
If that’s not a good reason to watch a video, I don’t know what is. Although Saunier wasn’t sure of the creator, Geoff Hoskinson directed and animated the poignant, capitalism-condemning clip. Watch it below.
La Isla Bonita is out now on Polyvinyl.