Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Features — By on February 16, 2011 9:07 pm

Low budget. Lo-Fi. Trippy. Neo-Retro. Artistic. We love it.

For those of you who grew up by the ocean (Remember those beach parties? We don’t either) you’ll be cast back to your college days of Budweiser tallboys (in a can of course!), bongs and trippy music. But of course TDM is so much more than that, a proverbial multi-layered artichoke.

Enjoy this from Tape Deck Mountain‘s recent EP, Secret Serf (and yes, we get the play on words).

Tape Deck Mountain – It Goes Down from Travis Trevisan on Vimeo.

Based off the warm coast of San Diego, CA and avid body surfers during the summer months, Tape Deck Mountain has ironically thus far avoided the shoreline lyrical tendencies of many of their peers. Secret Serf explores themes of poverty and privacy, perhaps inspired by frontman Travis Trevisan’s recent bout with unemployment where he worked various under-the-table jobs extending from working for the repo man to pulling his elderly neighbors’ weeds. Sonically, Serf finds the band more focused, exploring and expanding their sound. Secret Serf was released January 11, 2011 on Lefse Records.

West Coast tour dates:

03/05 San Diego, CA – The Che Cafe ^
03/11 San Diego, CA – Casbah *
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Festival
03/21 San Diego, CA – Casbah %
03/26 Los Angeles, CA – Fresh Bruises Warehouse Party

^ = w/ Velveteen
* = w/ Asobi Seksu and Braids
% = w/ Esben and The Witch

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