Longtime Stereogum favorite Angelo De Augustine is a master of the spare, trembling guitar ballad, so it only makes sense that he signed to Sufjan Stevens’ label for his forthcoming album. De Augustine recorded every song on Swim Inside The Moon in one take with a reel-to-reel, and he documented this performance of advance single “Crazy, Stoned, & Gone” in the same way. Directed by Jess Collins, it finds De Augustine singing the song at Meditation Mount, a public meditation center in the northwest Los Angeles suburb of Ojai. The footage is is suitably serene; watch below.
Swim Inside The Moon is out 8/25 on Asthmatic Kitty. Pre-order it here.