Back in October the jammy indie rock band Young Jesus dropped one of the most under-appreciated albums of the year. The Whole Thing Is Just There is the kind of record that seems primed for new listeners to discover it on a whim. Although it was put out through the Saddle Creek Records label, who had a wealth of fantastic releases this year, it kind of flew under the radar. But as the year now begins to close out, Young Jesus have just dropped a video for album track “Fourth Zone of Gaits,” to perhaps remind all of us that they put out a really solid album this year. The video itself is quite a trip too.
“Fourth Zone of Gaits” features the kind of sprawling-sounding guitar work that make Young Jesus who they are. The track starts with a sense of space as a melancholic guitar line comes in before quickly ratcheting itself up into a jammier place. As the song dips in and out of controlled instrumental chaos and more quiet reserve, it becomes apparent that this is the sound of a band playing off of each other perfectly. The video matches the song’s sense of spaciousness, tension, and release with some bizarre yet creatively put together animation. It’s the kind of video that appears built around the sound of the song, and therefore it’s one well worth checking out. So, do just that right down below.
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