Spirit of the Beehive Take Us to the Moon and Back in New Video for “nail i couldn’t bite”

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Spirit of the Beehive Take Us to the Moon and Back in New Video for “nail i couldn’t bite”

Philadelphia skronk-rockers Spirit of the Beehive are back with a hallucinogenic new video for “nail i couldn’t bite.”

Presented in “documa-vision” (i.e., directed by Bobby Markos), the video takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back via carefully edited archival imagery and retro-futurist aesthetics. Its colors are muted, with careful gradients used to highlight the subtitled lyrics throughout the video. The song buries its hooks … somewhere. Somewhere beyond where you’d normally look for a tune this subtly catchy.

In other words, the video for “nail i couldn’t bite” perfectly matches the sonic palette of Hypnic Jerks, the album from which it’s taken. A press release describes Hypnic Jerks as “an ongoing fantasy” that “has the quality of an indescribable dream fading from memory as you slowly begin to regain consciousness.” Ethereal indeed.

Spirit of the Beehive are also hitting the road this summer, featuring stops in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Seattle and many more. Zone out with the video for “nail i couldn’t bite” below, and come back to this planet by checking out the official tour poster and dates beneath that.


Spirit of the Beehive Tour Dates:

21 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
22 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ State Street Pub
23 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Foam
24 – Des Moines, Iowa, @ Vaudeville Mewes
25 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
27 – Salt Lake City, Utah. @ The Beehive
28 – Boise, Idaho. @ Olympic
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ Vera Project Gallery
31 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Static Jupiter

01 – Spokane, Wash. @ Volume Music Fest
02 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
04 – Reno, Nev. @ Holland Project
05 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Thee Parkside
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hi Hat
07 – San Diego, Calif. @ Che Cafe
08 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
11 – Dallas, Texas. @ Regal Room
12 – Austin, Texas. @ Mohawk
13 – Houston, Texas. @ Satellite Bar
14 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
15 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Drunken Unicorn
16 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Drkmttr
18 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Snug Harbor
19 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506
20 – Richmond, Va. @ Gallery5
21 – Baltimore, Md. @ Joe

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