The Helio Sequence may be two people, but their sound makes it seem like the work of many more. Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel have spent years building the right studio and honing the production skills, and their sixth full-length, a self-titled work that spawned from a month of making as much music as they could, is as euphoric and career-defining as it is a good time. In their new video for “Battle Lines,” performance footage gets the Lite Brite treatment, with lines of bright colors on a black background outlining the musicians and variating with colorful animation. It’s a swirling, shape-shifting scene that pairs well with the whimsical, ambient sound.
Check out the video in the player above, and take a peek at the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
The Helio Sequence Tour Dates
11 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Neptune
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy
16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent
17 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
18 – Visalia, Calif. @ Cellar Door August
23 – Portland, Ore. @ MusicFestNW September
19 – Victoria, B.C. @ Rifflandia Festival
30 – Missoula, Mt. @ Adams Event Center* October
01 – Spokane, Wash. @ INB Performing Arts Center*
w/ Death Cab For Cutie