Brooklyn indie-rockers Grooms will follow up 2015’s Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair with a new album called Exit Index this fall. Our first preview of the project is “Turn Your Body,” which arrives today in music video form. The song presents a more softly psychedelic interpretation of Grooms’ Sonic Youth-inspired sound, and as singer-guitarist Travis Johnson explains, it’s about becoming an actual groom. Here’s his statement on the song and its video, directed by the band:
“Turn Your Body” is loosely about getting married, which I did last year. We actually got sent the mix from Collin, who was mixing the record, the night before the wedding.
The video has, basically, nothing to do with that, because that would be silly. Instead, we explored and inserted ourselves into an awkward moment between two people (which I suppose a wedding could be), played here by our friends Darcie Wilder and Suzan Eraslan, who had never met before we filmed. Thanks to Ebru Yildiz for letting us shoot in her wonderful studio.
Here is the Exit Index album art:
01 “The Directory”
03 “Turn Your Body”
04 “Magistrate Seeks Romance”
07 “Softer Now”
08 “Some Fantasy”
09 “They Can Tell”
Exit Index is out 10/20 on Western Vinyl. Pre-order it here.