Meligrove Band "Tortaruga" (video)

Meligrove Band 'Tortaruga' (video)
Following last year's Bones of Things, Toronto power-pop combo Meligrove Band are winding down operations. They only have a couple more live gigs to go, and they've now just premiered a video for their song "Tortaruga."

The song doesn't have the kind of wistful tone you might expect out of a band's swan song. Rather, it's a giddy whirlwind of power-pop energy, and the video brings the playful mood to life by showing the band members amidst a rapidly changing palette of bright colours and vintage-style TV static. There's a Ramones tribute during the instrumental break, a brief parody of a zombie film, and the whole thing culminates in a balloon party. It was directed by Yoroku Saki and Darcy Rego.

Get in on the fun by checking out the video premiere below.

Meligrove Band's upcoming show at Ontario's Riverfest Elora on Saturday (August 15) will be their second-last gig. The details of their farewell performance have yet to be announced.