SPREADING his wings from his excellent mothership, the wiry post-punkers Pottery, Paul Jacobs has debuted an animated video for “Day to Day”, a gently slackercore beauty taken from his forthcoming Pink Dogs On The Green Grass album. You can take a squizz at that below.
Stepping away from the drummer’s stool and up to the mic, Paul reveals a really nice line in subtly slacker-psych indie, with a strangely hued animation that this man of many talents put together himself; it depicts a line-drawn Paul himself as a troudabour backed by the cosmos.
He says: “This song was inspired by a trip with friends during which we played at a festival near a river out in the woods. The experience stuck with us as one of the greatest times in our lives.
“[It’s] a reminder to live for today and shoot for your dreams.
“For the video, I started it off with the impact of nature and the sky. I kept the visuals pretty down to earth with a psychedelic twist, just going for the memories from that weekend.”
A little cracker of a tune, innit?
Following on from capturing such a memory in a great tune, we’re told that Pink Dogs on the Green Grass was inspired by the unintended moments in life that stick with you; the unexpected encounters or bizarre situations that repeat themselves in your dreams.
For quite a while Paul’s wanted to marry his love of timeless studio recordings with his independent, rebellious indie spirit, and his apartment studio has given him the perfect opportunity to give it some on the lo-fi indie singer-songwriter tip drawing on Beck, The Byrds, Neil Young and more. Sounds just perfect to me.
Paul Jacobs’ Pink Dogs On The Green Grass will be released in the UK on June 11th on Blow The Fuse Records digitally, on CD, and on vinyl; there’s also some merch bundling options. You can peruse them and pre-order the album here.