As a marketing professional, I am entirely aware that familiarity rarely leads to loyalty. Something else must occur to take it to that next step, but awareness is a key to getting there. I’ve known of Experimental Dental School since their 2½ Creatures release in 2006, but only now am becoming a true fan thanks to this video for “Royal Fantasy Snow” off their new release, Forest Field.
Utilizing lo-fi video and a whole mess of color, XDS does what I typically frown upon — their video is merely them performing. But they do it with style, which negates my frown. “Royal Fantasy Snow” is a comfortable experimental noise-pop track that adequately finds a home somewhere on the more harmonic side of Deerhoof, but not nearly as awkward and uncomfortable.
Forest Field is available now from the Experimental Dental School website for free!
Experimental Dental School: Royal Fantasy Snow [mp3]
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