If you’d like to have some interesting dreams this evening, consider this curious and rather psychedelic new video from Toronto-based Grounders for their song “Secret Friend.” What begins with a pleasant dip in a pool located in outer space morphs into an important telephone call in a hallway full of doors, a marimba ensemble, a parade of bicycles led by a circus elephant, disappearing cheerleaders, a man without a head directing pedestrian traffic, a man with a growing and shrinking head in that mildly disturbing hallway full of doors (seriously, I’ve had dreams like that), which then dissolves into kissing couples and telemarketers, a baseball game and synchronized swimmers, people dancing and working out and walking all over the place. There’s also a presentation of many different repeating patterns and shapes, any of which would make very nice holiday wrapping paper. This is a track from their self-titled debut album, just released on Nevado Records.
Grounders will be performing in Montreal on June 11, at the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto on June 18 and in Chicago on June 20, in addition to other dates that includes Rifflandia in Victoria, B.C. in September. See their full schedule for details.