Published Sep 22, 2016Originally New Jersey-based, Vomitface's Preetma Singh and Jared Micah decided to make music together amidst the shambles of Hurricane Sandy, but more recently relocated to Singh's hometown of Toronto. Having finally unleashed their debut album Hooray for Me earlier this year, the band are now set to debut a brand new video for "Dramamine" — and Exclaim! has your exclusive first look.
The track's lo-fi grunge vibes are met with an equally endearing DIY video that finds the band members camping out in a homemade blanket fort. It's decked out with Michael Jackson records, quilts and a giant ceramic piggy bank that implies they might be saving up for a future blanket mansion. The clip was filmed at the band's shared apartment, though it's Singh that gets credit for designing and sewing the set pieces.
"The song was intended to have a sort of seasick/fever dream/claustrophobic feeling, so we imagined that filming ourselves in an enclosed space — like a blanket fort — would visually compliment the mood with its womb-like atmosphere that also served as a morose reference to the nostalgia of our childhoods," Micah tells Exclaim! "Jake Muilenberg, who designed the album cover, added these great VHS cutaways that elaborate that essence. We think it turned out to have a Wes Anderson meets Harmony Korine vibe, which is something."
Despite the band's name, it's glitter that ends up all over the members' faces, and you can see just how by watching the clip for "Dramamine" down below.
Hooray for Me is out now through Help Yourself Records.