VIDEO PREMIERE: AZALIA SNAIL “CHERRY BLOSSOM”
Local legend Azalia Snail—introduce yourself to her discography here if you’re unfamiliar—put out her new Neon Resistance album last month, and here’s an appropriately vivid video to go with it: the lush (naturally!) “Cherry Blossom” was shot and directed by Snail at a Japanese garden in the Sepulveda Basin and pairs lovely scenery with a song that might be a little sadder than it first seems. There’s a little Siouxsie, a little Iggy and just enough retro-futuristic synth—or is that an Omnichord?—at play here to give this song a hazy and even timeless sort of feel. Her Neon Resistance album (with this song, a positively stirring Tom Petty cover, a tribute to Suicide’s Alan Vega and more) is out now on CD and digital via Silber Records with vinyl release on deck for next month, and she’ll be playing in Brooklyn in May, too. Flyer below!