When: Sat., June 20, 6:30 p.m. 2015
The new video for Crown’s “Ballad of One-eyed Neal” cuts between Crown playing in a dark, windy room and their cyclopic friend going out into the world, taking a VIA bus and eventually finding the coast. As the band slows down into a deep and heavy groove, the video reaches cacophony, with Neal battling a shark on the ocean floor. In the spirit of Washed Out, Beach House and the host of other modern acts contained in the dream pop aesthetic into which Tides. comfortably slides, there’s a subtle undercurrent to their music, gentle at first, that draws you in closer. And like those acts, the trick lies in making the complex sound simple.