Calpurnia Channel Saturday Morning Cartoons in “Wasting Time” Video

The song is off the Finn Wolfhard-fronted band's debut EP Scout

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Calpurnia Channel Saturday Morning Cartoons in “Wasting Time” Video

Calpurnia, the band featuring Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things fame, have shared the video for “Wasting Time,” off their latest release, the Scout EP, out now through Royal Mountain Records.

The video, directed by acclaimed animator Martin MacPherson, renders the band in the cel-shades of vintage sci-fi adventure cartoons. Pastel planets, groggy alien monsters and a space-suited Calpurnia all make appearances. The vibe is fittingly retro, matching the song’s old-school road-song feel. “Certain music has a way of evoking vivid memories from your past,” MacPherson said in a statement. “Good memories, bad memories, weird ones, too.”

“I wanted this video to depict a story of music bringing a civilization, frozen in time, back to life with all those beautiful, ugly and strange memories being revived, at least for the length of the song,” the director continued. “I think there can be a danger to living in the past too much however and at a certain point it’s time to move on.”

“We are really happy to make an animated video and happier still to have worked with Marty,” said Wolfhard. “His style is very unique and I don’t think there is anything else out there that looks like this video. Marrying his images to our music is super cool.”

Calpurnia will be continuing to tour through the end of the year and into 2019, including an appearance at Shaky Knees. Find a full list of their dates further down.

Watch the video for “Wasting Time” below.

Calpurnia Tour Dates:

28 – Manchester, U.K. @ Club Academy
29 – London, U.K. @ KOKO
30 – London, U.K. @ Rough Trade East

02 – Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noords
05 – Paris, France @ Alhambra
21 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Vogue Theatre
22 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Vogue Theatre

04 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues*
06 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Observatory*
08 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
10 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
11 – Austin, Texas @ Scoot Inn
12 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues

03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
04 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival

(* w/ Illuminati Hotties)

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