Seething British shoegazers INHEAVEN burst into 2015 with “Regeneration” in late March, and that remains my favorite song by the band. But “Bitter Town” comes close, and swells to the same screaming, infectious chorus. Their balance of post-punk and dreamier, gossamer harmonies remains perfectly intact, and unlike the more abstract conception of their previous videos, the visuals for “Bitter Town” have something of a narrative. Desperate housewives and watchful eyes follow a rebellious, guitar-playing protagonist around the presumably small town he lives in. It’s full of angst and huge emotions, two components that make for a great, super-earnest indie-rock music video. Watch below.
“Bitter Town” will be out 11/20 via Hometown Records, backed by a B-side to be announced. Pre-order it here.