Scott Tournet, former lead guitarist in Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, emerged from that group’s ashes early last year with a new project called Elektric Voodoo. The band, which blends The Nocturnals’ knack for rootsy, soulful rock-and-roll with elements of psychedelia, Afrobeat and Latin music, released their self-titled debut album last fall and it quickly became clear that this is probably the best project Tournet has been involved in up to this point. The band has an ability to often defy genre that makes the record feel immediate, but undefinable. There are rhythms that make you dance whether you want to or not, but there are also moments of spacey tripped-out chaos to lose yourself in.
Paste is thrilled to share the music video for the single “Boyfriend,” a fuzzed-out rocker that calls to mind elements of The Stooges, The White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age. The video features Tournet in full hippie regalia along with a gorilla handling the drums (and the dancing), spliced among scenes from vintage films and cartoons.
Watch the “Boyfriend” video above, head here to find out more about Elektric Voodoo, and while you wait for the band to announce tour dates, read Tournet’s tribute to Scott Weiland published shortly after his passing.