Alex Lahey – “Wes Anderson” Video

Alex Lahey is an indie rock singer-songwriter from Melbourne with a humorously quirky disposition, which means Courtney Barnett comparisons are inevitable. An opening lyric like “I stayed in the shower to avoid doing some useful shit” — from Lahey’s exceptional new song “Wes Anderson” — will not diminish that analog. But Lahey, whose B-Grade University EP is out today on Dead Oceans, has a sound of her own that draws from emo, new wave, and Keep It Like A Secret-era Built To Spill among other pleasing stylistic strands. This track in particular is a growing tidal wave of emotional noise that crests into something genuinely beautiful — never mind that director Jam Nawaz’s video is more of a comedic romp. It’s a similar story for “Ivy League” and “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me,” two other tracks from the EP: both are immensely satisfying, and both have funny videos. Check out all three clips below.

Lahey has tour dates coming up in the British Isles and North America:

02/13 London, UK @ Roundhouse w/ Tegan & Sara
02/14 Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall w/ Tegan & Sara
02/15 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy w/ Tegan & Sara
02/17 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC w/ Tegan & Sara
02/18 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institution w/ Tegan & Sara
02/19 Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street w/ Tegan & Sara
02/20 London, UK @ Old Blue Last
03/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/12 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03/14-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
03/22 Washington, DC @ DC9
03/23 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
03/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
03/25 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/26 Boston, MA @ Great Scott

B-Grade University is out now on Dead Oceans. Purchase it here.