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Beach Baby – “U R” Video

London quartet Beach Baby sound like a more new-wave Mac DeMarco, or like Real Estate if they ended up replacing Matt Mondanile with Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel. Their song “U R” is a sand-blasted, sea-tinged tune that arrived perfectly alongside the sunshine last summer, and the band brought it back right in time once again for this one. The new video is billed as a visual interpretation of “The Five Stages of Break-Up Grief,” and follows a woman named Lily as she goes from “Denial” to “Acceptance” and everything in-between. There’s a loose thematic concentration around her identity as a painter, as well as a recurring metaphor regarding “crying over spilled milk” that evolves with each stage. It’s a really well-done clip, selling the concept with a thoughtful subtlety. Watch below.

Tour dates:

9/9 London, UK @ Scala (Album Launch)
9/10 Paris, FR @ Bababoum^
9/14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
9/15 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison*
9/16 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen*
9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry*
9/20 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt*
9/21 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset*
9/22 Portland, OR @ Holocene*
9/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop*
9/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident*
9/26 Washington, DC @ DC9*
9/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
9/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
9/30 New York, NY @ Berlin New York*
10/7 Southhampton, UK @ Joiners
10/8 Brighton UK @ Patterns
10/9 Norwich, UK @ Waterfront (Studio)
10/11 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
10/12 York, UK @ The Crescent
10/13 Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
10/15 Glashow, UK @ Stereo
10/17 Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
10/18 Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
10/19 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
10/21 Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
10/25 Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
10/26 Rotterdam, NL @ V11
10/27 Eindhoven, NL @ Stroomhuis
10/29 Brussels, EU @ Witloof Bar
10/30 Cologne, EU @ MTC
10/31 Berlin, EU @ Szimpla
11/2 Munich, EU @ Unter Deck
11/4 Vienna, AU @ Chelsea

^ Supporting Genghar
* Supporting Beaty Heart

Beach Baby’s debut album will be released 9/2 via Island Records/Caroline Records. You can pre-order it here.

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