VIDEO PREMIERE: MOISTURE BOYS “TO HOP WOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING MY G” (PLUS BONUS EP!)
Moisture BOYS is the duo of Tolliver (also an L.A. RECORD contributor!) and Ramiro Zapata of L.A.’s limit-breaking Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, and their new “To Hop Woo…” video is the definition of a slow burn. It’s an understated and unpredictable dark-night-of-the-soul song suspended between hallucination—or imagination—and stark reality, literalized in this white-box video where everything comes to life to sing and dance. (Credit to director/costumer Amanda Kramer, DP Patrick Meade Jones and production designer/editor/costumer Noel Taylor for making so much out of such minimalism.) Says Ramiro:
“It’s a song about hiding away from the day to day nightmare of scraping by, and taking in the moments of joy so rarely afforded to us; weekends spent on a friend’s floor far from home and responsibility, actually having the time to reflect on the decisions we’ve made for the past year … and vomiting in alleys.”
Moisture Boys will premiere this video in actual life tonight—Thurs., Jan. 10—at 9 pm at Full Screen Mode at the Semi Tropic in Echo Park. And as a special bonus—because Moisture Boys always give you more than you ever expected—they’ve also unveiled a surprise new four-song EP called Today, 6:00:48 PM—it’s exactly 18 hours old and it’s waiting for you below!