“Four years ago, we left Brooklyn for Kingston, N.Y., a rugged little city on the banks of the Hudson and at the feet of the Catskills,” said Bishop Allen frontman Justin Rice of their new video for “Start Again.” “We love our town, and for the ‘Start Again’ video, we wanted to trace a day-long route through it, stopping at some of our favorite places along the way. A situationist map of Kingston? A psychogeography of our new digs? Something like that…”
“Start Again” is the opening track off the group’s forthcoming album Lights Out. The follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, was ten years, three full-lengths, 12 EPs and thousands of shows in the making. And our first taste of it is wonderful.
The video features Rice fast-forwarding through a day in Kingston. But while time may be speeding by in the video, we stay with Rice the whole time, dancing in our chairs, in cars, at cookouts, whatever, slowing down just in time for sunset and to start it all over again. And trust us, you’ll want to.
The Brooklyn indie rock crew was formed in 2003 by Harvard Alumnus Justin Rice and Christian Rudder, and Lights Out features Michael Tapper, Darbie Nowatka, Dave Lerner, Matthew Cullen, Eli Walker, Ken Cook, Anne Cunningham and Jon Natchez alongside them. It’s available for preorder, but won’t be officially released until Aug. 19 via Dead Oceans. A fall tour in support of the album will also kick off Aug. 21 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, N.Y. Until then, though, enjoy “Start Again,” which you can watch above.