VIDEO PREMIERE: TRACY BRYANT “PARACHUTE”
L.A.’s Tracy Bryant is back with his first new work since last year’s excellent solo full-length Subterranean, and it’s a monster—or really, like the video depicts, it’s a ghost, able to move lightly and go where nothing else can go. (Which kinda fits the “Parachute” title nicely, too.) “Parachute” (from the new 7″ single) is a past-is-never-past paisley pop song that finds a place to land between psychedelic L.A. resurrectionists like Rain Parade or Green on Red and literary antipodeans like the Verlaines or the Go-Betweens. The video was directed by Kimberly Fitzner (who also did the excellent artwork) and recorded by Joel Jerome, mastered by Dave Cooley and laid out by musician-photographer-designer-L.A. RECORD contributor Jeff Fribourg, and the limited “coke-bottle clear” “Parachute” 7″ is available now from the powerhouse Volar label—check their Matt Lamkin and Tapeworms releases while you’re there!—and Bryant will be on tour in late summer up the West Coast and into Canada, so keep an eye out for dates!