Published Apr 22, 2015Canadian West Coast experimental folk unit Siskiyou released their latest LP Nervous earlier this year, and the band are keeping the momentum behind the record rolling with a new clip for "Jesus in the 70's" — and Exclaim! has got your first look at it.
The record was recorded at Vancouver's Afterlife Studio, following frontman Colin Huebert's trip to Dawson, YK, for a songwriter's residency. An inner ear condition began to affect him at this time, leading to "severe anxiety and an unwelcome interiority, engendered by hyperacusis and a house that felt utterly haunted."
The internal distress and unsettling eeriness is palpable on "Jesus in the 70's" — a dark, brooding number propelled by a simple, steady bass line and breathy, whispered vocals until the song builds into a brash, crashing crescendo. The accompanying visuals feature beautifully intricate black-and white animations from April-Lee Johnson that morph with the music.
Nervous is out now via Constellation Records. Watch the video premiere of "Jesus in the 70's" below.