Tall Juan – “Why Not?” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In what looks like pretty much the coolest home studio ever, a Captain America cutout adorns a wall and a giant cactus towers above the whole room like the eye of Sauron. Born from the DIY ethics of bedroom acoustics is the garage-rock sound of Argentine-born Tall Juan, now based in Far Rockaway, Queens. Juan played in the Beets and was a sideman for Juan Wauters, but now he’s going solo, with an EP called Why Not? coming soon. The video for the title track, directed by Andrew Gibson, was recorded live from his actual home. That’s a very Mac DeMarco-like move, so it’s no surprise that the EP was produced by DeMarco at Jizz Jazz studios and exhibits a similar lo-fi, slacker feel. The “Why Not?” video is as raw and feel-good as can be, the band jamming along together in a cozy bedroom setup with a drum kit that has a bunch of clothes stuffed inside the head. Watch below.

01 “Why Not?”
02 “It’s True”
03 “I Don’t Know What To Do”
04 “Chinese Rock” (Feat. Juan Wauters and Barbara Zampini, Dee Dee Ramone’s Wife)

Why Not? will be released 11/1 via BUFU.