Hey Ocean! fills your guitar with pigeons

Hey Ocean‘s previous single, “A Song About California,” reached #2 on the MuchMore Top 10—an incredible feat for a band that is essentially unsigned (it shares the Pop Machine imprint with Said the Whale). Quick on the heels of that success, Hey Ocean! has released another video, this time for “Terribly Stable.” Unlike the glizy clip for “A Song About California,” the new video doesn’t feature the band at all, opting instead for goofy animation made out of paper cutouts. The cutouts are are only marginally discernible as human, meaning they can perform actions that would be to risqué if shot in live action: they get drunk, have sex (then film it), smoke from a hookah, and attack one another with a fire extinguisher. The video ends with a spiky-haired cutout sticking a bomb down the toilet, causing the building to blast off into space.

The song itself is a slightly surprisingly choice as a single, with dense, clattering percussion and funky strumming that’s a bit too fast to dance to. It’s not one of the catchier songs on It’s Easier to Be Somebody Else but it’s still a great tune, showing off Hey Ocean’s range and rhythmic virtuosity.

Click here to check out the video.

Also be sure to take a look at the band’s previous videos for “A Song About California” (here) and “Alleyways” (here). It’s Easier to Be Somebody Else is available now.
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