Dream Boys have posted a video for their latest single “Positive Arguments” (a White Iris Records/Ring The Alarm co-release). The video was directed by Jihae Simmons, former lead singer for both The Royal We and Neverever (her band with husband and Dream Boy Wallace Meek), and it features everything you could want in a rock video circa 2014: colored gels, an 8 mm projector, molded Jell-O, and a stuffed penguin. It’s all blurred edges, shifting colors, and odd art direction, with the band eating cake and playing around in a generally psychedelic way (stabbing a ye olde phone, for instance) at a table in one corner of a small room.
The song itself is a gorgeous take on the early Creation label bands’ (think Primal Scream or Biff! Bang! Pow!) spin on the Paisley Underground’s take on jangly 60’s L.A. rock like The Byrds and Love. It was produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR), and is jammed with subtle hooks, reverb, and an obvious love of classic U.K. indie-pop. Wallace Meek has a great, wimpy pop voice that makes me think of Mitch Easter or The Razorcuts’ Gregory Webster, and the band really nails this timeless sound.
And check out their extremely cool web page, http://dreamboysband.com/.