VIDEO PREMIERE: JOEL JASPER “SUMMER-BODY”
Long Beach musician, falsetto wrangler and all-round raconteur Joel Jasper has turned into something of an lo-fi sci-fi televisual artiste lately—check out some previous work here, ideally with your BRIGHTNESS set to eye-burning max. And now to celebrate both the onset of summer and the democratization of cinematic technique once confined to only the most lavish 1980s TV studios, he went back to his 2013 single “Summer-Body” (Porch Party’s very first release!) and brought it up-to-the-minute with this intensely solarized tour of a typical summer day in Long Beach. (Yes, of course it includes underwear dancing.) It’s a lovely laid-back song that reminds us of Kurt Vile back in the “Freeway” days, and you can get a copy of the “Summer-Body” 7″ here. Bonus: click here to connect with Joel (and co-conspirator J.P. Bendzinski) in the most intimate and lasting way possible.